Monday, March 23, 2009
Wasting Tea at "Tea Parties?"
By now, I'm sure many of you have heard about the "tea parties" being thrown all across the U.S. to protest the tax and spend policies of the Obama Administration. Some are even sending tea bags to the White House and Congress. I liked the idea, until columnist and talk show host Neil Boortz issued this little reminder. The tea bags will never make it to their destinations because of post-9/11 security rules. How convenient!
So what does this mean? It means that instead of a cute protest action that costs us little and gets ignored by the mainstream media, we'll actually have to get serious about making our voices heard. It means that we'll have to personally hound our legislators via phone, letter, fax, public confrontation and other legal, proper means of expressing public will.
In addition, we will need to come out in droves come election time. Throw the bums out, and in sufficient enough numbers to make a difference. Senator Arlen Specter needs to be the first one to get the heave-ho, followed by as many Republicans In Name Only as we can fire.
Next, litigation. It's about time someone began mounting serious Constitutional challenges to this nonsense, and meticulously enough to get past the nettlesome, convenient "standing" issue that gets so many lawsuits thrown out. And we'd best do it before the Administration packs the courts with fellow travelers and Marxists.