When we started this blog and protest statement, we were ahead of the curve regarding the “Tea Parties.” Since then, other tea related protests have gotten more press and activity. We are happy about this and it’s one of the reasons we haven’t been updating this blog. We figure if people are getting involved, that’s good. We focused on sending tea to 2 Senators and 2 Congressmen because we figured that would get more notice than tea being lost in the sea of government officials. We also chose to send tea to local offices so that it would be delivered. Honestly, tea being sent to the White House is probably not making it anywhere. So what is next? Now that people are getting involved, what is the next step?
We are believers in knowing where we came from. That’s why we originally chose a tea party theme, to relate back to The Sons of Liberty and United States history. Now that people are jumping on-board, we think this is still the course to follow. Get into our history and our founding. Learn about the reasons behind the American Revolution. Find out how the Founding Fathers worked together and what their beliefs were. Read about James Otis. Read The Federalist Papers. Read Locke. Then spread the word. The more people understand the reasons and details behind the United States of America, the more they will stand up against the growth of government. Part of the reason we are where we are today is that the exceptionalism of the United States is not taught anymore. While every nation and person has their bad side, schools and history have sought to minimize the great and talk up the bad of the United States.
As a final note, I would caution anyone against going over the line in their protest. Remember this: during the original tea party, The Sons of Liberty replaced a lock that they had to break to get into the ship’s hold. Don’t lose the message by going over the line. Be smart about why you are protesting. Usually people will listen to you if you speak with respect and with intellect. Those who won’t listen wouldn’t listen anyway. Go to our ABOUT section to find out what we are doing.