Tuesday, April 14, 2009

TEA Party

Hey everyone! I'm going a TEA Party tomorrow and I want to invite you to come with me. No, this isn't a Fancy Nancy style tea party, this is a tell-the-government-to-quit-spending-money-we-don't-have Tea Party.

TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already. And you better believe our taxes will be going way up- and soon.

If the Patterson family was in a recession- say Aaron lost his job- and we decided that borrowing and spending lots of money was the best solution, would you support us? I hope not. If we announced that "things are kind of tight for us right now, so we decided to buy a new van and take a trip to Disney- all on borrowed money". You would think we were nuts. We try to teach our kids FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, yet we have a government that ignores the "responsibility" part completely.

The government has taken on an enormous debt burden in order to do things like buy energy efficient vehicles and bail out companies that are failing because they are forced to pander to unions.

This debt will destroy us.

The bigger problem: that's exactly what they want. The worse shape we are in, the more control we will be willing to give up. The more willing we will be to accept government "programs" and "regulations" and "bailouts".

Well, you know what? I don't want the government to control my life!

So that is why I am attending a TEA Party. I am standing up and saying WE THE PEOPLE! This is our country and we are taking it back! I am going to take my kids with me. My kids WILL know that the constitution is important.

If you feel the same way, I hope you will attend with me! For those in Bentonville, there is one on the Bentonville Square tomorrow, Wednesday, April 15th (Tax Day) from 5:00 to 7:00. Or visit http://www.teapartyrevolution.com/ to find one in your area.