Thursday, April 16, 2009

A few quick afterthoughts on the tea party

I gotta get running to a meeting... but just a few random thoughts:
  • Yes, yesterday's Tea Party was about confiscatory taxes and spending; but it was so much more than that.
  • Yesterday's Tea Parties held around the nation were a collective "Mad as hell and we're not gonna take it anymore" reaction to the abuses of individual liberty that have taken this nation by storm within the past two decades.
  • Confiscatory taxes and regressive tax codes that by default place restrictions on behavior are instrumental in stealing one's individual economic and by extension personal freedoms;
  • The current tax code is a symptom, not the source of our discontent.
  • We are (or at least at one point in history were) a nation of free men. The government has been set up to serve and to be beholden to the people; not vice versa. "By the People, Of the People, and For the People" is not just a catchy phrase; it's the whole foundation behind our system of governance.
The great Ronaldvs Magnvs warned us to be vigilant, saying that the loss of our liberty was at all times only one generation away. Let ours not be the generation that sells out the next. Let the events that occurred yesterday not be a passing whim that flashes in the pan and fades; but rather the pebble tossed in the pool that transforms into a tidal wave of resolve to preserve our nation as the last, great, beacon of freedom on God's green earth!