Oh yes, I support these tea parties at the table and in the political arena.
Seriously, the truely virtuous and productive members of any society ought to be far too busy to do much if any protesting. Let the many miscreants on the political left do that.
Don't get me wrong. I do appreciate the efforts of those involved in these tea parties. I just don't think it's a very practical way for "our side" to proceed in its efforts to change things.
It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who that is a sincere friend to it can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?"
Wow! What a wide cross section of humanity. Christians, Catholics (non-Christians), Atheists, young, old, veterans, unemployeed (due to layoffs).
There is supposed to be another round of TEA parties on July 4th. Hopefully, God willing, I will have some appropriate Christian tracts or articles to pass out if I am able to make it____that was the one thing I notices was absent in the local TEA party. Christ and the problem of sin that has brought use to this wasn't mentioned. And to address this appropriately (as well as in the rest of society) will require much wisdom and prehaps a whole lot of courage too for Christians.
My wife, daughter (26), and I went this afternoon (4-25-09), having made signs the night before. There were about 150 people involved, possibly because I don't think conservatives are too used to protesting and our town is not very large. Most people driving by as we lined up along the edge of the road were very supportive, honking horns, giving us the thumbs up sign, and waving; thankfully, no foul gestures were made. About the worst we had on the negative side was a few ugly scowls from a few of the people driving by; who knows, that may have been the way they look naturally.
Personally, if for no other reason, I think it was good to participate to let people know that we do care that our country is going "the wrong direction."
May God mercifully turn us back to the right path.