Thursday, April 9, 2009
I once re-enacted the Boston Tea Party for a history assignment. Unfortunately it was caught on film. I jumped into a swimming pool while fully clothed and looked like a drowned rat when I got out. Thankfully, I don't think the person who has it would ever post it anywhere it could be viewed by others. Right, Bar?
A good friend of mine posted on her blog about her city's Tea Party, and no, I'm not talking about a large get together for a hot drink. I've been debating whether or not to post about it on here and I decided since she did, I can too. So if you don't feel like talkin' politics go here instead--because the topic of this one, while it isn't political, isn't far off of what the government is doing--eating our beads and giving us back crap.
So Nathan and I are going to the Cleveland TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party on Tax Day. It's basically a rally against out of control spending, but most of those in attendance have multiple issues with our government. I'm actually really excited about it. I've wanted to get more involved in politics for a few years now, but just haven't really known where to start. In Logan, Utah there wasn't much for a Republican to do. But I heard all about the Democrat parties and get togethers all the time thanks to a co-worker.
Once things got moving for the Presidential Primaries I got interested. That was kind of a big thing for me. I hadn't been that interested in a Presidential Primary ever, and I hadn't been that interested in the Presidential race since junior high when my best friend was an adamant Clinton fan and my other good friend loved Bush (the first one). There were a few very tense weeks in the lunch room, that's all I'll say.
I would love to take some political science classes now and learn more about our government and how it works, how to get involved, etc. For example, why and since when is the Supreme Court making laws when that isn't their responsibility? Why are most of the laws they are making incredibly stupid laws that show how morally bankrupt they are?
Anyway, I've got a lot of issues with the way my beloved country is going and since there is no private island I can move to, I figured I've got to do my best to fix where I am.
If any of you Clevelanders out there are interested in going to the Tea Party, let us know and we'll meet you there. For the rest of you, find out where yours is by going to www.teapartyday.com