Question 1… At what point in time do we stop pointing our fingers at the current Congress saying what bad guys and girls ya'll are? "They" did not vote themselves back in to congress over and over. Obama did not vote himself into office. If not them, well who would have done such a thing?
Historically Americans are not people anyone really wants to mess with. Many countries and their leaders have learned, over time, this lesson the hard way. This time the "messing around" is coming from within, from people we trusted to do the right thing, from people who should be representing our interests along with some sense of responsibility towards us. These people are suppose to be the guardians of our rights and liberties.These people gave us their word and broke it over and over and still we kept reelecting them.
At a Tea Party this past week, what was said by a number of speakers and implied by others was all we really needed to do is get rid of all of these congressional members and put new ones in their place. Once done, this would magically fix problems with our Federal Government. Washington is a thing-unto-itself. Once there, elected representative become ensconced within the most powerful group in the world. This power, no matter how each representative resist, will be corrupted by that power. The corruption will be expressed in their sense of entitlement, arrogance, elitism, and isolation. They, like the ones before, will lose all connection with the people who put them there.
A familiar adage, "Power tends to corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Does this litany sound at all familiar?
The Oxford Tea Party usually doesn't include videos in posted articles. However, the video below address Question 1… Along with other problems this arrogant federal group of representatives, these guardians of our nation, are creating problems for us each time they call the "house" to order. (Condensed course: U.S. Government 101 by Thomas Paine.)
Many of the people we want to replace in Congress are good people, good Americans, who hold views/beliefs that America would be better off as a socialist nation. With government managing most aspects of people's lives. With that said, there were many who sold their vote for what they believed would be personal political gain and security within their party. There is another category this group of Congress people should be placed in other then "good" Americans.
Come November, we "Tea-ers" as a group and other groups of voters will replace many of the arrogant folks in Congress, God willing, but if at that point we step back, if we take two deep breaths, if we take a nap, if we rest on our laurels, if we let one moment pass without reminding them that they work for us, guess what will happen again?
Barrack, Nancy, Harry, and crew have effectively made our children and grandchildren Bond Servants to their notion of a more perfect social union. Shame on them and shame on us.
The Tea Party groups work does not end come November. It needs to start. (Let's call it the New Representative Training Program.) We need to manage our representatives' views of us and make sure every day he/she represents our goals, our beliefs, and our values. They, who ever they turn out to be, have short memories and trouble hearing. So every day we must stay connected …. We need to know their staffer's names. We need their phone numbers, we need their e-mail addresses… We need them to keep us informed on what they are doing. If we have to find the information through Fox News they need to know they are in trouble. We demand to be kept informed on every issue. Every single bill. When and if they begin to "Washington Speak " we start a recall... They will understand a recall… Even the new ones…
OXFORD IS HAVING A TEA PARTY
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On Saturday April 17, 2010 at Avent Park, starting at 10:30
JACKSON IS HAVING A TEA PARTY
Sponsored by MS Tea Party - Jackson
On Saturday April 17, 2010 at the Fair Grounds starting at 9:oo
Come November… Come with us in November..