Tea Parties not about taxes…they’re about anger.
I read a good article this morning at ABC News’ website. It points out that the Boston Tea Party wasn’t about an increase in taxes, as many apparently believe. Instead, it was about anger. Anger at a government that was out of touch and out of reach. The same is true about the current Tea Party Movement. As someone who has attended a couple of Tea Parties, I can tell you that the people in attendance aren’t angry about taxes per se. They’re angry about a government that seems to feast on the workers while subsidizing the non-workers.
Ours is a government, despite what some believe, that has one job…do what the majority of the people want. That’s what a representative democracy does. The only real limit on the will of the people is the Constitution. In other words, the government can’t institute slavery again. The people of California voting to amend the state Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman is an example of their authority over their government’s.
We, and yes I’m saying we, are angry because our government is ignoring us. And not just the tea-partiers. It’s ignoring the majority of the people in favor of, well, I’m not real sure. The poor and/or unemployed certainly aren’t being helped by the current administration’s policies. Neither are those who are working, as they see their health insurance premiums and taxes rise while their salaries comparably fall.
Simply put, the current Administration either doesn’t know what it’s doing or absolutely knows what it’s doing. I’m not sure which one makes me feel worse. In any event, it doesn’t really matter because both options suck. Fortunately, or unfortunately, it appears unlikely that our president and democrat-dominated congress are going to pull their heads out of their collective-rears to listen to the will of the people, who are turning out to be smarter than them. November can’t get here soon enough. Party on Tea-Partiers.