Tea Parties and History

Posted: Feb 25, 2009 8:21 AM
At the New American Tea Party, J.P. Freire included a quote at the end of a blog post:

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds. — Samuel Adams

Such is the essence of grassroots political action necessary to make a difference on tough issues. But the number of American people set against the recent housing bailout, economic stimulus bill, this week's congressional $4 billion package for the fiscal year and other bailouts is staggering. Americans hunger to wield some type of power over a big government that leaves them feeling helpless.

The New American Tea Party effort spreading across the country offers a way for every person to get involved by setting up peaceful protests to voice their anger over the Democrat Administration's economic decisions. Spurred by CNBC's Rick Santelli’s suggestion for a “Chicago Tea Party," Freedomworks has created an information forum, documenting the times and places of the parties, now popping up in every state.

Santelli asked, "Why don't we reward the people who carry the water instead of the people who drink the water?" Good question.

Freedomworks will even help you organize a protest. While many people are unsure about organizing such an event, the details are easy and the message is important.

President Obama's most ironic remark last night came when he said he didn't want to rack up debt for future generations. After facilitating massive amounts of future debt in just over one month of his presidency, Obama's words are unconvincing. He can blame the previous Administration -- as he continues to do -- but it doesn't change present realities.

The New American Tea Party is your chance to make a difference. Find organizing tips here and get started.