Liberty and Freedom
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Well without dragging this out to the extent that it appears to be bickering, I would like to make a final post. When looking for speakers, we are looking for individuals to educate us on verious topics. We, like any other organization will be looking for speakers to talk on various subjects such as , for example, the Tenth Amendment, The FairTax, the effect of Confiscatory Tax rates on businesses and individuals, perhaps the errosion of various constitutionally gaurenteed rights. These are all different topix and yet each is pertinant to our platform and thoughts and are all subjects on which we could have a speaker give a talk on without any confusion, and without specifically endorsing their organization. What is the point of having speakers if they all say the same thing. The Tea Party is not a One subject movement, our disagreements with the government are on its disreguard for the constitution as a whole, which is made up of violating the various statutes of the constitution individually. Meaning, that even though previously there were many organisations such as the NRA, or The American Tax Payers Union, RTL, and others. We are the Unity of all those ideas. We are not choosing one particular Amendment to stand up for, rather we stand up for the Constitution as a whole. We can become a Unifying force for all the seperate groups. Its up to us to decide to help bring together the many to form the One Loud Voice for a Return to a respect for the American People.
I think that a "Cut the Pork" pig roast with side dishes like potato salad, corn on the cob, watermelon, cole slaw, etc would be a great idea. We could tie in a presentation about budget excess items that show out of control government as pork that needs to be cut with the "cut the pork" pig roast theme. There are many local vendors that are able to handle roast pigs or do "pig pickin" type barbeques. Or volunteers would be even better. I've done pig roasts over the years for family reunions that have turned out great. Just have to figure on tending the smokers for 16 hours or more.
The cost would be minimal and most of the side dishes could be purchased pre-prepared at places like Gordan Food Service. For those that don't like pork, we could have hamburgers, hot dogs or maybe sloppy joes. A picnic could be easily put together that would serve many people and cost little with a profit potential for the group. Tickets would be purchased for each plate and beverage with adult and childrens portions different prices.
Tust a thought.
Oh I don't know for the forth, or specifically this guy. He is the President of the Acton Institute, and that is a secular institution mainly about taxation and how government relates to business. I just figured that the Institute may or may not be a place to look at.Tia,
You were talking about speakers for the 4th? Somehow I managed to miss that part. Although, actually, not being a Christian myself I don't feel completely comfortable about having a speaker who would concentrate his speech on Christians in the public arena. I think we should focus on tax and spending protest and reducing the size and power of the Federal government drastically. I don't know. Maybe one of the FairTax people?
I believe we should post the different specifics that are the basis for our rally. The name T.E.A. (taxed enough already) is really about the deluge of taxes about to descend upon us due to the out-of-control ridiculous spending of our money by congress and our president. Then there's the bail-outs of failing companies. The take-over of businesses. The "spreading the wealth" taking from wage earners and handing our earnings to sloths. These come to mind ... but I certain there are other things along these lines which should be listed.