Thursday, April 16, 2009

Nationwide -Tax Revolt- Report from East Coast

Nationwide -Tax Revolt- Report from East Coast

By Helaine Chersonsky

This is an observation from the Eastern shore; the Providence, Rhode Island tea party, held at the Rhode Island state house, was hugely successful. At least 2,000 to 3,000 people showed up. It was a sea of flags, placards and all ages participated; lots of young people attended which was gratifying. As I drove back to my current home in Massachusetts, the brisk spring evening held hopeful portent for me as a conservative and as an American. The bronzed statue of Nathaniel Greene; the epigram on the front of the Rhode Island state house about religious freedom gave me renewed inspiration for American revival. This is the stuff of real revolution; a revolution of activism instead of apathy, a revolution of thoughtfulness instead of negligence. People were joyful and uplifted. It was a seminal moment.

One of the founding fathers, it may have been Benjamin Franklin said, “The citizenry must be ever vigilant to keep the Republic” of America. We have left the running of our country to professional politicians, who have seduced us into thinking that they have our best interests at heart; in reality the politicians have acted like foxes in charge of our money, our freedom and our government, when it was always supposed to be the people who were supposed to be in charge of the government. That is what the founding fathers always knew: when politicians could vote themselves the largesse from the treasury into their pockets, there would be no stopping them in looting the treasury and in enslaving the general population. There is always the personal ego wish to be a king in every person; we now have 535 kings sitting in Congress, distributing largesse and abusing and oppressing regular citizens. It's time to say enough is enough and vote them out of office and establish term limits. Congressional fiefdoms have to be destroyed or they will destroy the American electorate and citizens and America will become a third-rate social experiment, without the freedom.

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