St. Louis Tea Party Extravaganza

I often go and do things that I know many people will just not do. I’ll go out of my way to see the biggest ball of twine, ride that great roller coaster or eat some weird and interesting concoction at some dive diner I saw on a TV program.

Today was no different. I had the day off of work and could have just stayed home with the kids and played around the house (something I prefer even more than ranting). I decided to do something different.

Today was the Tea Party Protest around the country where normal everyday people joined together and actually protested the massive government intrusion we have been seeing for quite some time. So, I dragged my kids out into the cold (not blizzard cold, just cold) and went down to the Gateway Arch grounds for the protest. Around 500-600 people did the same as I – so maybe there is still hope for our republic. Everything was peaceful and being around that many like minded people was really a neat thing.

To some this seems very strange, but I believe that there is not enough education of children about the history of the US and how we got to this point in our short history. The patriots in colonial times had their own tea party protesting the exorbitant tax on tea by dumping a whole shipload of tea into the Boston Harbor (today this would be like a $10 tax on a cup of Starbucks). We are at the point right now. The “Stimulus Package” along with all of the other boondoggle giveaway programs are changing the landscape of our country forever. This has been tried before back in the 30’s – first with Hoover and then with FDR. Hoover started us down the path and FDR prolonged our long national nightmare for many years (i.e. The Great Depression for those of you who don’t habla) by involving Government in the jobs business. We’re heading down the same road right now.

Businesses need to fail (yes, even banks) for things to really come back to normal. That’s the only way we will get out of this problem. More government programs = more government spending = more taxes on the producers. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to provide for all the lazy people. Failure leads to success.

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

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