Tomasz Sienicki, Creative Commons Attribution 2.5
The Tea Party protests, in their current form, began in February when Rick Santelli, the On Air Editor for CNBC, set out on a rant to expose the bankrupt liberal agenda of the White House Administration and Congress... specifically, the flawed “Stimulus Bill” and the pork filled budget.
Since that time the Tea Party idea has grown considerably. Tens of thousands of people all over the country have attended Tea Party protests. Many thousands more will join in protest on April 15. Countless others have been inspired to send a message directly to the greedy pigs in Washington to let them know they've crossed the line: they've recklessly burdened future generations, they've seized too much money and they've usurped too much power.
In most respects, Washington goes about it's business with a September 10th mentality. But when it comes to the personal safety of our fearless federal officials, the lessons of 9-11 are still fresh. So would your tea bag make it to your senator or end up in the trash? I hate to think that such a good idea would literally go to waste. So I offer other suggestions:
Mail empty tea bags, strings with the labels, pictures of tea, Tea Party postcards or other Tea Party stuff to:
1. Your Representative
2. Your Senator
3. Your Governor
4. The IRS
5. The Federal Reserve
6. Treasury Secretary Geithner
7. Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or Barney Frank
8. Arlen Specter, Olympia Snow or Susan Collins
9. Barry Obama
Another idea: A well thought out and personal letter, accompanied by a photocopy of your voter registration card would grab the attention of lawmakers.
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. Let's hit the government with multiple intimidating waves of [peaceful and legal] protest. April 1, April 15, July 4, December 16...
How to Write a Letter to the President
My letter to Obama, sent via USPS today
Sample Tea Bag Letter to the Fools in Washington
Tea bag caveats
Congressman Threatens Man For Sending Him A Teabag?
Dentist's protest stirs a tempest in a teapot.
Funny! American Tea Time for Obama.
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