If you’re firmly convinced that government botches up more than it heals when it steps outside its proper role as protector against fraud and against the initiation of physical force, you know very well that those Tea Parties have nothing to do with Obama being black or with any other racial concern. You know that the principles of individual liberty and of reducing government to that specific role is what the fuss is all about. It’s a color-blind issue. It just so happens that the president that is in charge of creating a raging deficit, pushing for giant bail-out funds and a “stimulus” package and attempting to entrench government even deeper into our medical system happens to be black.
What I care about is the status of my freedom in relation to those in power, whatever color they may be.
I’ve been convinced of my political principles for about 50 years, more or less, and as I questioned those principles and tested them over the years against my experience and my growing body of information, I have only become more firmly convinced than when I started.
Here’s a link to Rob Tracinski’s article entitled:
I couldn’t have put it better, myself.
At the link for the photos of Tea Party placards, I like Rob’s sign that says “Brother, you ain’t my keeper!”
I also especially like the ones that say: “Read the bills or get off ‘The Hill’.”