If you’ve been reading anything about politics lately, you’ve surely seen at least cursory coverage of local tea parties around the country where people are coming together to protest the unbelievable spending that the federal government is doing in an attempt to get us out of the economic mess we’re in. These people are starting to understand that throwing more easy money at a problem caused by easy money can’t possibly be the fix we need.
April 15th is a day that was chosen to host these protests all across the country. You can find out if one is being held near you at Tax Day Tea Party. I’m planning on going to the Richardson one tomorrow at noon and probably the Plano one at 5, just to show my support as well as to make sure some coverage of the events take place. I’ll post photos and my thoughts tomorrow night. If you’re interested, drop me a line in the comments to tell me you’ll be there. Or if you have photos from other protests, feel free to send them to me and I’ll post them.
This could be the beginning of what I thought would be completely impossible in our country, the founding of a viable third party. It will be interesting over the next few months to see if this grassroots movement continues to build steam.