Saturday, April 11, 2009

Party Like It's 1773!


The original Boston Tea Party was on December 16, 1773. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and has often been referenced in other political protests.

On April 15, 2009, through their participation in the nationwide tax day tea parties, taxpayers all over the country will be protesting our new era of unfettered government greed.  What do the tax day tea parties represent?  Glad you asked  here are some statements from those who are leading the way:

While bailing out the irresponsible parties, the government is pushing hard-working Americans to the brink of another revolution. As the government works to redistribute wealth, taxpayers work more for less  and the government takes more and more.

This is truly a non-partisan and grass-roots event. Anyone in elected office, at whatever level, cannot afford to ignore this many unhappy voters.  We want to send the message that these elected officials work for us. We hired them, and we can fire them. If they don't want to listen to the American people and their constituents, we will work tirelessly to retire them when they are up for re-election.

We are proud of our country and will do everything we can to stand shoulder to shoulder and protect the constitution and this great land. It is our responsibility as free citizens to speak up when we are deeply concerned about actions which will affect so many people  including our children and grandchildren.  We are not subjects; we are citizens.

There will be even more tea parties on July 4. This is just the beginning!


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I attend the tea parties as a way of showing that it saddens me to know that people who might have otherwise cured a horrible disease, designed grand buildings, created art and music, invented a car that runs on kumquats that people actually want to buy...are now spending most of their energy trying to figure out a way to write off their lawnmowers as dependents.

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15 comments:

Conservative Scalawag said...

A friend of mine from work and I will be at the Atlanta Tea Party on the 15th.

Linda Goossen said...

We are planning on going to a tea party in Goodland, KS. It probably won't make the national news, but a lot of the 'little people' don't live in big cities, but the country side, and when you put us altogether, we make up a BIG number!

RightKlik said...

CS: I'll be there too.

LG: Maybe you can post some pictures of the Goodland tea party on your blog.

Anonymous said...

It's time for a Tobacco Party in my opinion. Ya know, considering that the bag tobacco tax is double-triple that of the actual value of the tobacco.

RightKlik said...

Anon: I suppose if we were going for a perfectly libertarian society, that would be on the to-do list, but high taxes on the cancer sticks and coffin nails is something I can live with.

robert verdi said...

Love the "Honk if Your Paying Your Mortgage"

robert verdi said...

read it wrong, but funny none the less.

RightKlik said...

RV: Funny either way...but I think I like your version better.

Conservative Scalawag said...

RK, if you wish to search me out,I will have a Gasdens Flag and a green IDF paratrooper bag. Also be wearing a RKBA tee shirt. And,yes I will be posting pics from the event. Hope to see ya there.

RightKlik said...

CS: I'll look for you there.
I'll be wearing a red shirt and carrying a sign. I'll post a picture of the sign here when I'm finished making it.

Anonymous said...

Well, RightKlik, your position and stance is if it's something you find disagreeable, then it should be fought. But if it's something you find to be agreeable, then you'll support it. Seems a bit hypocritical to me. So when the government goes after your favorite snack food and imposes a 2000% tax on that, perhaps you'll look back and say, "Mebbe I shoulda stepped up against that tobacco tax." All you're doing is conceding the point that the state knows how to run your life better than you do. You're in lockstep right with the politicians. It's not about freedom with you, well maybe it is, freedom by your definitions and your permissions.

RightKlik said...

Anonymous said..."if it's something you find disagreeable, then it should be fought. But if it's something you find to be agreeable, then you'll support it."

No nation on earth will ever be perfectly free. No nation on earth will ever be perfectly libertarian. My goal is not to achieve the unachievable or to attain the unattainable. My goal is to help move things in the right direction...more freedom, and a more serious commitment to the principles of the constitution...so that we can all have a better future.

Anonymous said..."It's not about freedom with you, well maybe it is, freedom by your definitions and your permissions."

Ouch! You got me...I'm a big hypocrite! So was Thomas Jefferson — ever hear of the Louisiana Purchase? I think I'm in good company.

Linda Goossen said...

Don't you love 'anonymous' comments?

Anonymous said...

My goal is to help move things in the right direction...more freedom, and a more serious commitment to the principles of the constitution...so that we can all have a better future.Bull. Please show me where within the Constitution it states that the state is responsible for the health care of the citizens. The tax on cigarettes is supposed to fund SCHIPS, a program designed to provide health care for children.

It does appear to me that you would advocate for big government (a liberal philosophy) merely because you are against a certain activity.

You talk of adhering to the principles of the Constitution and by doing so you would be against these excessive, arbitrary and capricious sin taxes. Yet, if it fits your beliefs, you'll throw that Constitution to the shredder.

Blogger Linda Goossen said...

Don't you love 'anonymous' comments?
RightKlik = Anonymous.

RightKlik said...

LG: Yes, anonymous comments are usually the most inflammatory.

Anon: You have to choose your battles wisely. And once again, in the real world, you have to be prepared for compromise and incremental progress. Sometimes you might even bend the rules. Show me where in the constitution the federal government was granted the power to make the Louisiana purchase.