Rebecca Hagelin

You can't count on Democrats to help you and your family, and you can't count on all Republicans either. You have to start casting your vote for fiscal conservatives if we ever hope to end the madness.

And you've got to do more than just vote. You need to work hard to get decent, honest Americans to run for office who will help starve the beast that is our government. And you need to get involved now...before the 2014 elections.

My friend, Matt Kibbe, reminds me: "Government goes to those who show up." He's right. It's that simple.

You can shrug your shoulders in despair, return to work tomorrow to continue paying your tax bill, and march blindly and helplessly into the great spending abyss as most Democrats and Republican Rhinos suck more of your dollars and life away; or you can rise up and try to do something about it.

I'm proud to work along side various groups in the "tea party movement" because I refuse to go silently into that dark night. And when I get discouraged, I just look in the faces of my three twenty-something kids and know that if I quit, their freedom and financial futures are pretty much doomed.

The "tea party" is a general term that describes various grassroots gatherings composed of people just like you who want lower taxes, limited government and more freedom. They are in every state, and some are more organized than others. I work with several of them (not all) but each one is doing a great job changing politics as usual in Washington. Many of these groups have the work "tea party" in their names (like Tea Party Patriots or Tea Party Express). Others (like FreedomWorks or Americans for Prosperity) - do not because they work to support the local tea party activists in addition to having their own network of policy experts and boots on the ground.

The Democrats are desperately trying to discredit tea party activists and so is the establishment wing of the Republican Party. Why? These strange bedfellows have two things in common that they will guard at any cost: the flow of cash through their hands and the power to decide what happens to all of us.

But don't let them fool you. Don't let them disparage decent Americans who have had enough, who are speaking up, demanding better for their families and working hard to stop the madness.

Don't do nothing and let those who practice tax tyranny keep winning by default.

Remember, that dreaded waiting room will be waiting for you again next year. And when you head off to work tomorrow, every penny you earn will still go to The Man.

Haven't you had enough?

Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
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