Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tea Parties Tomorrow!

Update 4: Jeff Goldstein, in We Are All Fringe Right Wing Extremists Now, quotes Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson:
Only in a highly politicized bureaucracy could the Constitution be viewed as a subversive manifesto.
In a total coincidence (not), DHS releases a a DHS report on right wing extremism was leaked on the day before the long scheduled Tea Party Protests.

Update 1: outstanding video, via Webutante

Texas Governor Rick Perry unapologetically issues a WAKE UP CALL AMERICA. Governor Perry stands un-neutered. In the simple act of doing so, of standing as God and the Founding Fathers and Sam Houston intended, of standing as any of us may stand, Gov. Perry appears as a Gulliver amongst Lilliputians:
"[O]ur federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state.... [I support efforts] to reaffirm the states’ rights affirmed by the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.
There's a point ... where you stand up and say 'Enough is enough.' I think Americans, and Texans especially, have reached that point.”
I hope other governors are listening, and will be emboldened. I hope Americans are watching how the State of Texas gets out of the way and allows citizens and business persons space to breathe.

Update 2: A nice story, about Lloyd Marcus, the writer and singer of the "Tea Party Anthem".

Update 3: via Theo Spark

Glenn Reynolds:
"Taxpayers have had enough. Fed up with excessive spending, planned tax increases and a federal government that first caused the financial bubble through misregulation, and then grabbed power in order to 'fix' it, they're hitting the streets to protest."


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