Thomas Jefferson said: All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
That quote above is exactly what the Tea Parties are trying to prevent, silence. Of course they don’t have the answers. We are not even sure of the questions. But to say that nothing is wrong, or even “just be patient and let the politicians work this out.” is folly.
Someone said “We must play with the cards we are dealt.”
No, no, no, we do NOT have to play with the cards we are dealt!!! Where did that philosophy come from? It sounds like something from the dark ages. What if our ancestors had felt that way? What is wrong with people??? Are they just so comfortable that they don’t want to rock the boat? I know, rocking the boat is scary and dangerous. But let me tell you something about NOT rocking it…..that is how Hitler stayed in Power, Stalin, and others. People were afraid of making waves, of being singled out….of angering the powers that be…..But we MUST do that if we feel we are not being heard… We must stand up for our beliefs even if it is inconvenient. That is what PRINCIPLES are about.(A fundamental assumption; a rule of law or nature; a moral rule)
The most important thing is attitude. Do we believe we can make things better or not? I believe we can. it seems to me that most people do too. Many are intelligent people who obviously CARE. What can we do to make things better? (To me listening to the things the Tea Party people have to say is a start.)….They have some fresh ideas, not all old fashioned. Republicans and Democrats have both had a chance to make things better. But they aren’t. We need to make some changes. What are they going to be?