December 16, 2011 by Bill Fairbanks
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TEAPARTY
(the original): A protest event staged in Boston Massachusetts on
December 16, 1773 by America's first Community Organizers. It was
aimed at the British government and the
East India Company which controlled all
the tea imported into the American colonies. It addressed a taxation
issue, the "Tea Act", because the colonists believed that it violated
their right to be
taxed only by their own elected representatives.
It gave birth to the phrase "No taxation without representation."
When Boston's political leaders
decided against returning a shipment of tea to England as some other
colonies had done, the activists boarded the ship and tossed all the tea
into the Boston harbor. This act led us into the Revolutionary war 2
years later and resulted in the founding of what was to become the
greatest nation in the world. A nation whose success owed to guiding
principles of the republic's Founders - the observation of God-given
personal liberty and a small representative type government.
The Tea Party movement of today,
which its media detractors continually try to present as a political
party, can still be defined as a grass roots revolutionary movement led
by Community Organizers. (The key word here being "Community" as opposed
to greed based "union" organizers, "party" organizers, or "Soros"
Today's movement took root as we
began to see how the erosion of those founding principles coincides with
the erosion of this nation's greatness and prosperity, ie our comfort
level. The larger our government becomes, the less real representation
the people can expect. Unelected and unaccountable "czars" and
"regulators" cause greater government intrusion into our personal lives.
As more dictatorial powers are adopted by the executive office,
regardless of political party, the worse our situation becomes. The D.C.
beltway has become the most affluent neighborhood in the nation while
the rest of the country is in decline. Those folks in Washington are
sinking us right back into the European model that we escaped from 240
years ago. They wield altruism and guilt as a club to beat us free of
Government is nourished by OUR
money, the fruits of OUR innovation, OUR risk, and OUR labor. What is
the guiding force behind human endeavor? Nearly all of our
activities and innovations share a single goal - to make our lives
more safe, comfortable, and enjoyable.
Those people who grumble and
complain about disparity of income, or have the audacity to call
themselves "the 99%" when they probably represent only 2% at the very
most, ignore the fact that they too had and still have an opportunity to
prepare themselves for a better life. Due to poor government
school education, they
have lacked the inspiration, foresight, and/or the ambition to do so,
Now they are paying the price. They have been been told misdirecting
lies about the root causes of their anger and are given false enemies to
blame for their misery. Jealousy has been installed in them as a driving
engine. They've been told they are "special" and that the world (other
people) owes them a living.
Fortunately, it is never too late
to better yourself. Opportunities are all around us. There are a
multitude of people and companies, trade schools, and other
non-government sources of help. I learned a new trade at age 60 and
worked at a job I really enjoyed till I retired to start another new business
of my own. The real 90+% are the people who are comfortable in the
"middle class" earning a good living that provides the comforts and
niceties of American life. And, why not ? There is little sense in the
notion that you must become a billionaire to be happy in America,
unless, of course, that is what you enjoy doing. In which case,
link to a great documentary about today's
Tea Party Movement. "Intolerable" was
produced by Doc Thompson, Skip Lacombe, and
Enjoy more from Doc and Skip on The Blaze
A BUREAUCRACY, LIKE ANY
LIVING ORGANISM, MUST CONSUME TO SURVIVE.
DON'T LET IT CONSUME YOU.
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