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2009 Tea Parties
2009 Tea Parties
American tea party protest
2009 Tea Parties
On April 15, 2009 people all across America rallied around Tea Parties based on the Boston Tea Party of 1773.
Some of my liberal friends are asking why are they protesting and why now? For many years the U.S. government has been slowly increasing the debt of the country. President Obama has proposed a budget that will quadruple the country's debt. This is kind of like the frog in a pot of water. When the heat is turned up slowly, the frog sits there and will be boiled. If the heat is turned up quickly, the frog will jump out. President Obama has turned the heat up quickly.
The citizens of the United States of America are also fed up with the federal government bailing out businesses that are struggling. Since the government is bailing these businesses out, they feel like they have a right to run these businesses. Congress has begun to try and make GM and Chrysler make certain types of cars. President Obama basically fired the CEO of GM recently. When government starts taking over businesses, that is Socialism and on the way to Communism. That is a far cry from what the founding fathers of this great nation had in mind.
Another thing that the citizens of the United States of America are fed up with is bailing out individuals for being stupid. The people that bought houses that they didn't have a chance to afford should not get a help. Most Americans buy houses they can afford, pay their taxes and abide by the rules. Now the government wants to increase taxes and bail out people that bought houses they couldn't afford in the first place.
That is why there are tea parties all across America. Will these tea parties be effective? I don't think they will influence the upper level of liberals like Nancy Pelosi, they are determined to turn the United States into a Socialist or Communist country. The members of Congress that are on the left but not quite so strongly liberal such as Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana, may be swayed. If enough of these not so left leaning liberals join with the moderates and conservatives, maybe they can block the leaders of this country from turning America Socialist. The American citizens need to continue to put pressure on their leaders and when election time comes they need to remember what the current elected officials have tried to do.
The best solution to this problem, in my opinion, is term limits. Not only for Congress but for federal judges as well. We need people in power that have the courage to cut spending, cut taxes and return this country to a Republic as the founders of this country intended it to be.
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