On Tea Parties and Republican hypocrisy

The Liberty Papers
by Jason Pye

04/01/09

As you may already know, there will be nationwide protests on April 15th, Tax Day, to protest spending and tax hikes by the Obama Administration. These protests, referred to as Tea Parties, have taken place nearly every week since Friday, February 27th (yours truly attended the Atlanta Tea Party and was interviewed by Neil Cavuto on Fox News about the events) and have been gaining notoriety and slowly more people are attending. The protest here in Atlanta had around 300 people, not bad for a cold, rainy day. Other cities have seen as many as a few thousand people show up. These protests serve do a purpose, despite what pseudo-libertarian talk show host, Neal Boortz, says or believes. They show that everyday Americans want less spending, less government and personal responsibility. However, they are at risk of being co-opted by Republicans who either stood silently or only gave passive criticism to the spending spree of George W. Bush...

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End abuse of power by removing the power to abuse

Liberty For All
by Barbara Howe

04/02/09

The ‘voter owned elections’ bills currently circulating in the General Assembly will do nothing to end corruption in government. Like most legislation, the title belies the real intent. Rather than ensure voter ownership of elections, the bills will strengthen the grip of the Democrat-Republican duopoly that controls our state government. No doubt many sponsors of these bills are sincere in their desire to end corruption. They’re well meaning — but misguided. In their quest to legislate morality, they entirely miss the real problem...

//www.libertyforall.net/?p=2317


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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The Real Boston Tea Party was an Anti-Corporate Revolt
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