This post has been a few days in the writing, but now is a very good time to put these ideas out because now I have a great segue into it. We have reached the crossroads folks, and we have to make a decision. More and more people are becoming “awake” to the fact that our government stopped listening to us awhile back. We did not want a bank bailout; it happened, and over half the money went to foreign banks. We did not want the stimulus plan; a $1.2 Trillion fiasco; they did not read it and passed it anyways. We said “let the corrupt companies fail”, that did not happen. We do not want the $3.7 Trillion Budget being put forth by the fascists in charge, and Nazi Nancy and her buddy, Prince Harry, “I need you to believe that we can do anything we want, so why fight?”, are going to make that happen too. We do not want our taxes to be increased anymore, that’s definitely on the way. It is abundantly clear to me that the people we elected to govern the country have decided to no longer listen to us and follow our wishes as was laid out in the Constitution of the United States. How much more blatant does it have to be?
A tea party scheduled for April 1st has been cancelled because the City of Cape Coral, Florida felt more than 500 people were going to attend, therefore requiring the organizer to obtain a permit AND insurance. The news article makes it seem like the city cancelled the tea party, but fair is fair, and technically the organizer, Lynn Rosko made the decision. Did the City of Cape Coral box her into a corner? Well if it looks like a duck….
Cape “tea party” canceled; City fears too many attendees
CAPE CORAL, Fla. – A tea party to protest government spending and taxing is canceled. Canceled by the government.
Why? They feel too many people could show-up.
Lynn Rosko planned to hold a tax payer tea party at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral on April 1st. The idea was announced at a Cape Coral City Council meeting, then an e-mail blast by the Republican Party and it was mentioned in the local media.
With all of that attention, the City of Cape Coral felt there could be more than 500 people attending the tea party.
Therefore Rosko needed to get a permit and insurance for the event. Rosko says she’s not willing to get insurance and accept liability for something that a stranger could do. Rosko told WINK News, “I have rescinded any organizing or supervision or what ever you want to call it over this tea party on April 1st.”
WINK News spoke to the director of parks for Cape Coral. He says that even now if Rosko is willing to get insurance for the event he’ll likely re-authorize it.
For now Rosko’s event is canceled, she’s encouraging people to attend the April 15th Tax Payer Tea Party in Centennial Park in Fort Myers.
Do you recognize this? I just re-read the Constitution and Bill of Rights AGAIN because I was looking for the exact wording of this amendment:
- Article the third [Amendment I]
- Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The clause the states wanted added into the Constitution is right there in black and white. “Congress shall make no law… abridging the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” There is nothing in there about permits and insurance, and the city laws passed requiring permits and insurance, (in hopes of deterring ‘the people’), are an abridgement just as much as the permit that I had to obtain to have a firearm.
Our Constitution was put in place to constrict the power of the federal government, not control our every action.
We now have another prime example of how our Constitution has been eroded by the powers that be in hopes of controlling us and turning us into serfs, and according to Dr. Bob Basso/Thomas Paine, they have done a fantastic job of turning us into spectators to our own demise.
So here we all are milling about at the “crossroads” between losing our Constitutional freedoms and taking back our country, wondering what exactly we are supposed to do because the people we elected to govern wisely have all gone off a power/money/sex cliff with a moral compass that has become a gyroscope. We entrusted them with the governing of our country so that we could get the actual work of making the country prosper accomplished for ourselves and future generations. What have they been doing while we have been building a nation? Once again, if it looks like a duck….or…(insert your own word here…)
For months I have felt that a 50 million person march (or more) on Washington, D.C., shutting down the business of the capital might just get our elected officials attention. Maybe. Mr. Basso is correct in that every single Congressman and Senator that DID NOT READ THE 1100 PAGE STIMULUS BILL SHOULD BE FIRED, and I do not think waiting until next year sends the right message – you are fired now! Go home, your services are no longer required. When was the last time that they actually passed meaningful legislation that helped everyday Americans? Women got the vote in 1920? The repealment of Prohibition? Don’t even start with FDR and his ponzi scheme of Social Security.
All of that being said, here are some suggestions that I urge everyone to tell their friends and family about, and then make it happen!
- Fly a Gadsen “Don’t Tread On Me Flag” at your home. (Look in the sidebar carousel for the $1.99 item.)
- Get a copy of the Constitution and put it in the front window of your home.
- Print out copies of the following pictures of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
- Send the Constitution to your congressmen and senators with the message, “The Declaration Is Coming Next”. Don’t waste your postage sending it to the White House, he is too busying partying, and he has proven that he does not have your best interests at heart with his additions to the $78.6 TRILLION Deficit.
- If they send you one of those patronizing, condescending form letters back, start sending them a copy of the Declaration as often as you would like.
- Start talking to everybody you know about going to Washington DC – and soon.
It is our duty and moral obligation to the Founding Fathers, every man or woman who has fought and DIED for our liberties, every legal immigrant that has made this country great, our parents and grandparents that made this country flourish, and OUR CHILDREN, to reign this suicidal, Constitution shredding, government in. I, for one, do not want to slide off the fascist cliff that we are being so slowly led to. How many of you think twice about what you say or write? There is your indication! This also includes the abolition of the Federal Reserve System so that we no longer have to pay interest on money that OUR TREASURY requested be printed. A central bank system set up by the very corrupt bankers that are ruining our country right now is enough reason to get our sorry behinds off our couches and out into the streets!
The Tax Day Tea Parties are a great start, but we must think BIG!
UPDATE: 3/30/09: Tea Party Back On!!
Diamond, I don’t think twice about what I say or write. If it’s in my heart and my mind, my tongue and fingers spit it out. I’ll use whatever time God gives me to battle this scum in any way that I possibly can. And yes, I’ll be there on April 15th. My country means more to me than any thought of being afraid.
Lee – you are one of the exceptions. Even I edit what I write…sorry state of affairs.
whether on the blog, commenting on other’s blogs, and the other venues that use my voice, i always have my inner voice telling me to curb it. as a middle aged woman who has always “raged against SOME machine,” i have never felt the need to self censor until now.
you said it well, tiger, as always.
if “we have nothing to fear but fear itself”…then i fear my fear.
I am PISSED! I SHOULD NOT have to do any of the things that I have had to do over the last few months to protect my family FROM THE GOVERNMENT’S BAD DECISIONS.
…and that was edited. 😉
I think it would be even better to fax these copies.
Maybe we can jam the fax machines…and when they get unstuck, they’ll still have to print out the copies until they stop coming. I’ll begin faxing from work tomorrow.
I just ordered my flag and will display it proudly in my front window! I am so damn tired of all this shit, I wish that Obama had never been unleashed onto the American people.
How is it that our Constitutional rights can be taken away one by one, and the rest of the damn country doesnt notice? WTF?
As long as there is a breath left in me, I will keep shouting about this fraud and his plan to ruin our country!
Obama is a scourge on our land, I want him out of the White House, out on his ass where he belongs, he is no more American than his buddies in PaK-I-staaan as Obama calls it.
There must be an uprising, we must not allow them to stop our peaceful assembly.
They will certainly get my copy of the Declaration of Independence and shortly after that they can refresh their memories by reading our Constitution, with all the pertinent parts conveniently highlighted for them.
….I bet cities wouldn’t cancel or demand permits and insurance if al or jesse wanted to throw a Tea Party….
Diamond, you are right on, my brother in arms! Let’s burn up their (our) fax machines!! If they do not know that they are treading water right now, then they are dumber than we give them credit for! It is time for taking our country back from these %@*&^%^!$#@ fools!
Carry a Constitution – that IS your permit!
Amendment 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment 14 Clause 1: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Permit be damned!
“I’M MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!”
If voicing my opinion is a sin or a crime, then I plead guilty! I will NEVER be silenced by any of these turds after all they haven’t outlawed the 1st Amendment yet. I am NOT a sheep, and I will NOT disappear into the night! I served this country in a war to preserve, and defend the Constitution of my country, and by GOD, I have the right to say what I want WITHOUT fear. If that is a crime, then OBAMA come and get me
april 15th tea party—@ YOUR LOCAL POST OFFICE—-THE ONE OPEN LATE—MEDIA WILL BE THERE—4 PM TILL………..THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED……….EVER….
THEN:::: everyone must, get 10 people to get 10 people around the country for the July 4th revolt.
LINE THE MAJOR FREEWAYS with those who do not have the means to get to DC or are too old or limited. FLAGS, freedom torches, dawn to dusk!
Get the truckers, etc. to organize convoys from sea to sea to DC decked out in flags, banners, they can cruise a 50 mile stretch in their neighborhood.
FILL the Overpasses with protesters.
I am 69 and know that I will be along the freeway with my flags, posters, coffee, holding a family tailgate party.
It takes so little effort to “organize your TRUSTED circle of inflence to do some shock and awe.
WE need FREEDOM TORCHES to reclaim our rights to self determination.
PS:: I want them to bring “DODGE BALL” back into the schools and LET THE KIDS go sledding in IOWA and eat all of the transfats they want to in OREGON.
When they banned DODGE BALL under Clinton I saw the “END” as we knew it.