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Grass Roots Efforts, Such as the Tea Party, Beat Out Manufactured, Destructive, Mindless Efforts, Every Time

Ignore the in-my-face obvious issues and lend all of my attention to unwarranted, groundless non-issues? Not happening!

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The United States of America; while many seek it out, many already here, seek to destroy that which is sought

As it was over a decade ago now and as it was, now closing in on 250 years ago...it is about America!

Well, for most of us, it is...

A Country like no other; emulated but never equaled!

So sought after, that an otherwise stable and grounded man, living in a foreign land, is willing to risk it all...uproot his family, put them on an overcrowded train, where often the only leftover space, is on the roof or put them on a makeshift, flimsy raft (whatever it takes) and head out into the deep and dark unknown, in search of something better, in the United States of America!

Another will methodically map out the trail that he and his family will someday hike, he'll have no way of knowing, if he has chosen his path wisely or if he has selected the right guide, to get them here, but is willing to take that risk!

They and so many others, contemplate a way, some way, any which way, to get them into the United States!

As these individuals contemplate; hoping for the wheels of Immigration to start spinning again, so that the process to enter into America legally, will be made much simpler. Praying for the easing of the complexities and the red tape which lead to long waits...so that they will not be forced, to take such risks, at such costs -

Another, born here, will awaken, without a thought or care about the freedom they enjoy here and the opportunities they have inherited!

They'll check their schedule for the day, in order to find out where it is, they are to report. (True, a regular job does not typically have one checking to see where they are to report) but theirs, is not a typical job, they are paid protestors, they report as summoned, stir up stuff and then get paid for it.

Another, born here, will awaken, without a thought or care about the freedom they enjoy here. Without direction, without any core beliefs, lacking that certain drive, inherent in most, they'll roll out of bed, receive a message to get down to the town square, for it's about to get real and warm bodies are required!

They may receive word that there's a scheduled Town Hall gathering and they are to disrupt it -

(whatever it takes)

Perhaps, a Libertarian or a Conservative is scheduled to speak at the local College and their mission is to show up/shout down and hopefully, if successful, run the brazen individual, who dared to show up with an alternative message, out of town!

Maybe, it will be a hands-on kind of day... and they'll get to destroy a one hundred year old statue, they know nothing about or burn down the business of someone just trying to make a living and put food on the table.

This group will not receive payment, they've no real purpose, just taking too much for granted, listening to the wrong message, with too much time on their hands.

In either scenario, their existence, "their job" - to agitate, obstruct, silence, shut down, topple something/destroy something or someone...whatever it takes, in their effort to mindlessly...please the enemies of this Country!

Toppled George Washington

Toppled George Washington

The Tea Party, as Genuine as it Gets

Many Americans did not vote for Barack Obama, because he was/is, so anti-America, but, nevertheless, he was elected.

He was our President.

Most of his agenda didn't surprise any of us, he had already told us that he wanted transformation.

It was very clear that he wasn't impressed by anything about America and so, he sought to change it.

He was always focusing on all of the wrong things, situations which did not concern him, had nothing to do with him or his role as President, but he'd insert himself, in an effort to divide - not unite!

It was as if he didn't understand or didn't accept his duties or the words repeated, during his swearing In.

We watched, waited, kept to our routines.

Maybe, we could get through the next four years, without too much damage!

He seemed nice enough, personable, etc.

Suddenly, at warped speed, a National Healthcare Bill was introduced. It was thick, (yes it was in fact...huge) and no one really knew what all was in it or what it involved.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in the circle and she didn't even know!

She stated with such wide-eyed curiosity and anticipation, "we need to pass it, to find out what's in it!"

They did pass it, (the Democrats that is) no Republicans wanted to be associated with, the yet-to-be-read, monstrosity-of-a-mystery bill.

We began to find out "what was in it" alright...after it had become, a reality

We learned about mandates and fines on the people!

We learned that the overstepping, overreaching, ginormous bill, even went as far as suggesting.. jail time for the non-compliant, also known as; citizens of the United States of America -

It was at this time.....

a grassroots phenomenon sprung up, the Tea Party

People from all walks of life; white-collar, blue-collar, from differing political parties and views, started coming together in city parks, band shells, downtown venues; wherever there was space, because the numbers of attendees grew and grew....city to city, town to town, state by state...by state!

Eventually, we all came together in Washington D.C., September 12, 2009, for a march on the Capitol.

We peaceably assembled and petitioned the Government for a redress of grievances - for the Constitution of the United States was not only being ignored, it was being trampled upon!

It was an amazing thing to see so many faces in all directions, as far as the eye could see, peacefully assembling, peacefully marching, but with very real, very genuine concern and determination.

  • Families with small children
  • College students
  • High school groups
  • Senior citizens marching the entire route with their canes in hand, as their only aid
  • Multiple Moms and Pops, just wanting their small businesses to be able to survive this particular, anti-America, President

When all of the events were behind us and we were headed back home, first a police officer and then later, a taxi driver, told us to please come back any time.

They stated that they'd never seen such a large crowd and shared that whenever there were large crowds in attendance, the City, was trashed.

We had left their City, our U.S. Capital....cleaner and in better shape, than we had found it!

They couldn't say the same about the environmentalists that visited frequently, they are, apparently, just great at talking and preaching gloom and doom, not in making a difference, for they are the messiest of all!

The Police Officers had a pretty easy day with us.

They only had to deal with the usual stuff and an additional few ignoramuses that chose to verbally or physically attack us, their guests from out of town, can you believe it?

I know that we made a difference:

  • The Tea Party got behind and endorsed constitutional conservatives for office
  • We ended the careers of many corrupt, career politicians
  • We ended the careers of many that had probably cared about this Country and their constituents, at one time, but somehow had lost their way
  • We had a lot of people, whether involved or not, finally paying attention
Tea Party

Tea Party

For a Cause

It was nothing compared to what was accomplished here nearly 250 years ago, but a little over a decade ago, over one million of us, took time away from our busy schedules, our busy lives, time away from our businesses, jobs, families, schooling and various obligations and we stood together....

with a purpose and for a cause:

  • not because we were told to do so, by haters and enemies of the United States
  • not because we'd receive some type of pay, to act out
  • not because we were instructed to be as obnoxious as humanly possible, while destroying property, lives and livelihoods, in the process....

But, because of a 'purpose driven' cause, which actually meant something, to each and every one of us.

Because we love this Country; what it stands for and what it will not tolerate!

Because we actually consider the future of our children, our grandchildren and all of those individuals who seek freedom and opportunity here...for it's the last refuge, the last stop!

(Incidentally, if anyone had sought to do harm to another person or to destroy any type of structure or property, they'd have been instantly stopped, booted and reported to the authorities!) With the amazing group of people, which I had the privilege and honor to be a part of, the Tea Party, such behavior would not have been tolerated, not for an instant!

God Bless America, land that I love!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2017 A B Williams

Comments

A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 15, 2017:

Yes I'm familiar with most. I'll look into it. Thanks for your feedback Taze.

Paula, you wrote, "God forgive us....How dare we ask you to help now? But we beg. Just one more chance."

Amen and hear, hear!!

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A B Williams (author) from Central Florida on March 15, 2017:

Thanks Paula!

Most of these 'kids' that roll out of bed to go protest, have never heard of the Tea Party, what it was, how and why it happened.

From what I've been reading....anything they may have heard, has been negative. Doubtful they've learned anything substantive about it, in school!

Thought a different perspective, via my positive personal experiences, needed sharing about right now.

Suzie from Carson City on March 14, 2017:

a.b.....You write so well. I see this as beautiful. It's easy to say this because it's truth~fact~reality. What's more beautiful than truth? I know of nothing.

There should not be walls between the people of this great nation, no anger, spite or fighting, but there is. It shouldn't be that a people of one country must doubt the honesty & promises of our leaders, but we do. We've been beaten down with lies.

It hasn't always been this way~not so constant~much less painful. But things have changed so drastically, before our very eyes, right under our noses........How very sad that we're to blame. Yes, we really are, we can't deny it.

We saw it all and heard it clearly. We watched it happening but did nothing~~nothing much more than gripe and fret~~complain among ourselves. Our guard was down and like the hope of an abused spouse, we kept believing it would get better. It only got worse.

The struggle back up to reclaim our country that we watched be torn down piece by piece, day by day by lies and trickery and backroom deals with evil enemies...that struggle's only just begun. God forgive us for our egregious inaction as America was gutted by deceivers. How dare we ask you to help now? But we beg. Just one more chance.

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