Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Moving Forward

I am wondering if anything is ever going to come of this Tea Party / 912 movement. I have been searching high and low for some true signs of life from these groups and I have found glimmers, but not the inferno that I would have expected by now. There is no real national agenda, the is no set of demands for people to rally around, there are a few candidates with the key being the word few and not one single group spokes man other than Glenn Beck. I think it was a wonderful idea of Glenn to start a meeting place for like minded individuals to meet up and form up, but the problem with these type of people they are individuals and have very strong beliefs on every thing.

This is both a blessing and a curse because they aren't likely to be discourage from their beliefs, but at the same time they are not likely to compromise to work with others. If you don't believe exactly like they do, they want nothing to do with you even though there is a common enemy robbing them blind. They refuse to open the door even a little crack to allow people that agree with them on the core issue of the day because that would mean having to back burner an insaner topic. They would rather spend time bashing one another over the differences vice coming together over the common objectives. I must have been out of my mind to think that people could come together for the common good and agree to disagree on the other stuff much like our Founding Fathers did way back in the beginning.

They disagreed on slavery and the rights of the individual. They struck workable compromises to agree on major issues and leave other issues to be tackled later. They did not abolish slavery because it would have fractured the whole thing and left them under the tyranny of Britain. They tabled it and moved on to the things they could accomplish and put a system in place to tackle that issue at a later date hence the Amendment ability to the Constitution. If we sit around and focus on abortion and gay marriage then the Washington has already won because they aren't going to touch those topics in any real way. They are going to keep spending and raising taxes, while the grassroots movements bicker over issues that are not going to be resolved any time soon.

If you want to make a real difference figure out what is important to this country and work to reach a reasonable agreement with your friends and neighbors to make that happen. If we want to put Washington back in the box and clean up the corruption then we need to come together over that and raise that banner high. We need to get with our state reps and force the states to rise up to that cause. The power to control Washington resides in the states not in Washington. If enough states say enough is enough then they can change the way Washington does business. They can return control back to the states and reduce Washington's power and ability to tax.

I know that unless we come together on the things we agree on, Washington will continue its out of control spending and taxation. Stop the fighting over the side issues and focus on the heart of the matter fiscal responsibility in Washington and return us to a nation of laws. Washington can no longer ignore the laws of the land to reward their friends and punish their enemies, that is tyranny. We need to reign in Washington and enforce the laws that already exist. Spending money on corporate bailouts to support bankers and unions is illegal and should never have been done by either party. It is time to stand up and say enough is enough.

I have said my piece on the matter, so lets hear what you have to say. I say if Americans can not agree we are doomed to serve Washington vice the way it should be with Washington serving the people.

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