When one declares oneself to be a conservative, one is not, unfortunately, thereupon visited by tongues of fire that leave one omniscient. The acceptance of a series of premises is just the beginning. After that, we need constantly to inform ourselves, to analyze and to think through our premises and their ramifications. We need to ponder, in the light of the evidence, the strengths and the weaknesses, the consistencies and the inconsistencies, the glory and the frailty of our position, week in and week out. Otherwise, we will not hold our own in a world where informed dedication, not just dedication, is necessary for survival and growth.

William F. Buckley Jr., Feb 8, 1956, NR

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tax Day Tea Party - Birmingham, Al

Surely everyone who may read this knows of the Tea Parties that were held across our land yesterday. I thought I would give you a brief commentary fro my perspective, as I was part of the Tea Party in Birmingham, Al last night.

A week or so ago, I was contacted by one of the organizers to help with the volunteer security arrangements for the event. By the time I was bale to get in touch with the appropriate persons, it was merely 36 hours before the event and no one knew how many would attend. I walked into the park at about 430 pm and there were about 150 people milling about. I looked for the organizer I had been talking to and we waited for others, all the while he was distracted time after time with many things going on at the park.

Before this was over, more than 6,000 people were in the park. Sean Hannity had a live feed from there, and radio personalities Rick and Bubba as well as a few local market talk show hosts spoke at the event. It was absolutely amazing to me that a crowd this large turned out in probably the most red of red counties in the nation.

It was a republican grassroots movement that has probably never been seen. Despite the mainstream media's portrayal of the event, as well as some juvenile commentary regarding the event, across the nation people are fed up with out of control government. Fed up with bailouts and taxation. Fed up with an administration that only three months in office has launched the most liberal and immoral assault on liberty ever seen. Fed up with a President who says that we are not a Christian nation, but a nation of citizens.

This movement must continue. It must gain traction and become a monthly event, allowing the numbers to swell, and the voices to grow. We must not let the left hijack this country as it is attempting to do. Check our local area and join the organization that organized the event. Join in, and help stop the overwhelming onslaught against freedom.


LauraBeth said...

I agree, Mr. Robert and wanted to add that it was lovely meeting you last night.

Shaw Kenawe said...

We are not a Christian nation. We are a nation with a majority of people who live in it that are Christian.

We are also a nation with a majority of people who live in it that are white. That doesn't make us a White nation, now, does it.

Mr. Obama is exactly right when he does not identify America as a Christian nation.

And I don't understand why some people are upset over this.

Could you please elucidate on the "immoral assault" on your liberty by the Obama administration? I'd like a concrete example, not abstract, on how the Obama administration has immorally assaulted you and your family.

And the left is not "hijacking" the country. It won an election in November. The conservatives seem to have a difficult time understanding that if the country wanted a continuation of conservative ideas, John McCain would be the president.

Mr. Obama was elected and won tradionally red states. There's reason for this.

BTW, as a member of the middle class, I welcome and thank Mr. Obama for the biggest tax cut in the history of America.

On the politics side of the ledger, it's true that every single Republican member of congress can now be accused of voting against the biggest tax cut in history come next election.

I invite you to dispute this if you can.