First off, let me apologize to those of you that might be regular readers.Â I have been lazy lately and have not posted anything for some time.Â While I would love to have a better excuse, like the Obama administration kidnapped me and attempted to brainwash me into being “Samurai the Insane for Obama”, I cannot and must admit that I have been nothing more than a lazy person these few weeks.
Now… that being said, I would like to touch a little on the amazing events over this last weekend.
In spite of the many people that said that the Tea Party movement was just a passing fad and would, through time, fade away, the turn out in Washington DC this last Saturday went a long way to dispel that thought.
With number varying from tens of thousands to a reported two million, depending on which news agency you read and what party they want their news to promote, it was apparent, at least to me, that the Tea Party movement is alive and well.Â It is also apparent that this movement crosses party lines, as my wife and I found out when when went to the local “Tax Day Tea Party” here in Bakersfield back in April.
Through my wanderings at that event and talking to the various people, I found more than a handful of Democrats, a couple fellow Independents, a couple Greens and even one person that identified themselves as a American Socialist Worker.Â Now… I must tell you that this would not count as a legitimate poll of the people at the party I went to, as I was not there to interview people, I just happened to start talking to some of the people and this is the information that I gleaned from them.
Now… I am not an activist, in fact I might be considered the furthest thing from it.Â I am more content to read about what is happening and then write about it, but there is something to this Tea Party movement.Â This last weekend has proven that they, or should I say we, are not going to fade away.
You see… people seem to be just now remembering that the strongest part of the US government is not the President, Senate, Congress or any other body therein.Â They are waking up to the fact that the strongest part of the US government is you and me.Â It is about “We the people” and our government “…of the people, by the people, for the people…” and not about the people who sit in office and write agenda based on their own needs and wants.
Now… I do not dislike Obama… I have always said that and I would even go so far as to say that somewhere deep in his mind, he might honestly think that his plans are good for the United States.Â I cannot think that any person that considers themselves even remotely capable of running the country could intentionally set about to hurt the country.Â But I hope that he and his cohorts in office with him are smart enough to see the reactions that his moves have provoked.
I hope that there are more Tea Parties… I hope that this is a sign that more people are going to start getting active in the direction that their government is going.Â I do not limit that statement to just the people whose beliefs match my own, but to everyone.Â If you have a belief that you support, stand up for it.Â Let people know.Â Don’t sit idly by and hope that someone else might say something, because there may be thousands of people out there waiting for one to step forward and lead the charge.
If we all become more active in our government and the actions it takes, then maybe they will start paying more attention to what they are doing and if it is for the people or for themselves.
As always… thank you for your time.