Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Parties - What are they?

Today, thousands of tea parties will be held across the country as part of a growing movement based on trying to bring responsibility back to government. Although these parties have been gaining steam for months, I still hear some people asking, "What's the deal with these tea parties?", because the media is studiously avoiding the subject.

Very briefly, the tea parties are a way for the people of this country to show our government that we don't appreciate the extravagant, unnecessary spending at a time when we've all been told to tighten our belts. It's a way for those of us who have just gone about our business, working, raising our families, and saving for our futures, to let our voices be heard.

It's as simple as that. It's not based on political bent, people from all political spectrums are participating. It's not a statement against the current government entirely, although the spending since the last election has been incredible, previous leaders have been guilty of overspending too.

It's just a reminder of who works for whom. We have a government of the people, by the people, for the people. Not the other way around.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I attended a Tea Party on Wednesday and I love seeing all the people so concerned about our government. It was great.