Thomas Jefferson once said, “When people fear the government, that’s tyranny. When government fears the people, that’s liberty.”
The U.S. Government should take the time to understand what Jefferson said and to relate it to yesterday’s Tea Parties.
Those tea parties were not the elite coming together nor was it the rich coming out in an effort to keep their money. It was Joe and Jane Average American sending a message to D.C. That message is: “We’re fed up with your wasteful mismanagement of our money and your selling off of our children’s future.”
Look at the pictures below. They are randomly selected from the 800 or so tea parties that took place yesterday. You will not see fear of the government in these people’s eyes. You will see anger; an anger that can only be placated on the day when politicians in D.C. do the right thing. It does not look like that day will come under Barack Obama or with a Democrat-controlled congress. But that day will come soon.
Contrary to what the libs are saying about these events, they were not organized by Fox News nor were they put together by Rush Limbaugh. These were not Republican operatives. These were common men and women coming together for a higher purpose. They were not called to come, they came of their own volition. This is more than just a grass-roots movement. What we saw yesterday was the beginning of the Second American Revolution.
There were no riots. Police officers who were sent to maintain the peace saw nothing but peace.
It won’t stop here. People are angry at what the socialists in Congress and the White House are trying to do. The people will win in the end.
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