Issues at T.E.A. Parties Were Not Race Based  

Posted by Linda Keilbart Scanlan in , , , ,

Okay here we are a few days after the April 15th Tea Parties. It seems that some reporting news companies thought all the tea parties were about resistance to tax hikes only. (http://www.resistnet.com/) Chicago's CNN reporter seemed to have a hard time comprehending this particular fact

Other sites report that the uprising is racist based. (http://api.ning.com/files/UNNlkOVukw8cXztJc4bDEq2ztrm9owekwvHofmLwYgxLlpwX8*h1av8amHehbYkmt3Qvxny16Gh1ob8gFYeRrw2HVq-joU7Y/hsarightwingextremism0904071.pdf) Having our first African American President is offensive to a few but not the majority.

The T.E.A. parties encompassed a variety of subjects that Americans are in an uproar about.

- The Stimulus Package and it's attached debt load and tax increase

- The threat of taking away Americans right to bear arms

- The right of free speech, in that Americans can be put on a list if they disagree with current policies

- America's Veterans being watched "just in case" some one wants to solicit them to their cause

- The threat to those who store food as a protection against times of unemployment

- The threat to those who are against abortions

- The threat of religious freedom.

So many factors were involved in these tea parties that the list could continue on. Yes T.E.A. stands for Taxed Enough Already, and for those individuals concerned about the economic malfunctions of this nation, it was a real T.E.A. party. Who could blame them when Michelle is wearing a sweater that would be an average Americans monthly wage?

Obama's list of possible radicals released the night before these national protests seemed to be an attempt to discourage supporters from attending. I personally interpreted it as a threat against my citizenship. I believe and feel that this administration should definitely handle things differently.

Most people I have talked to across the net and at the rally have stated these same things to me. Not once was the issue of race mentioned. Who cares if the President is Black or white, Christian or Jew, Old or Young? The care and concern lies solely with the work that is done behind the walls of the white house.

It is the administrations lack or unwillingness to listen to the American people that has people up in arms. I feel that we have a run away train in Washington. We still don't know that Obama is our President because everyone has slid past the birth certificate issue. I think that should be solved before anything is implemented.

The Constitution guarantees our right to State sovereignty and now Obama calls us Radicals for claiming that right. I am not a terrorist. I am not a Radical. I am an American Constitutionalist who wants the Constitution upheld and not trampled on or rewritten. Is that really too much to ask for?

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Insane, isn't it. As you and I both know, as we attended a tea party, there was nothing racist about it. It was merely anti-big government, anti-socialism/fascism/communism. It was pro-America. Pro-Constitution. Pro-2nd Amendment. Pro-everything good and right about America.

We stood for the Constitution, in its entirety, with the Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. We declared our independence of the federal government and emphatically stated, listen or lose your jobs. Simply stated. Simply intended.

No radicalism there. Simply the exercise of our Constitutional rights to demand those elected officials listen to the people they represent.

April 19, 2009 at 6:08 PM

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