Tea Party Day
By D.C. Wright
(Author’s note: Sorry for the delay in writing. I’ve had some things going on, primarily issues with my ISP, that are (hopefully) on the way to being resolved. I will definitely do what I can to not let this stop me in the future. Thanks for waiting for me!)
Today, September 12, 2009, is Tea Party Day, with at least one observer (foreign) calling the attendance at some TWO MILLION. I am also told that C-SPAN covered it live. Certainly Fox News network had coverage, including live with Glenn Beck. It was, in a word, OUTSTANDING!
Think about it: in Washington, D.C., an unmatched (that I recall) outpouring of the same caliber people who founded this nation came peaceably together in massive numbers to tell our political “leadership” to pay attention. And I do believe that we GOT their undivided attention. Especially when there were corresponding Tea Parties at state capitols and other cities across the land. Amazing.
But will it do any good whatsoever? Of course, only time will tell, but surely by now we realize that the Left sees only what it wants to see. Amazing, huh? Yet, the hopelessly romantic optimist in me wants to think that they WILL pay attention to us, finally; that they will have to EAT the “Astroturf” label that Nancy Botox has given patriots. So we shall see.
One sure thing: there were apparently ZERO untoward incidents caused by the good guys. I can be sure this is so, because the MSM has carefully ignored us the best they can; if someone “on our side” had misbehaved, it would be screamed all OVER the networks and lefty blogs. I haven’t yet heard of anything, ergo, the organizers managed to keep our folks behaving as they should.
What lessons do WE need to take from this? Well, for openers, we need to keep in mind that we CAN organize when there is a real need; we can turn out far more people than the Left has ever been able to at any similar gathering that I can recall… and, having come of age in the mid sixties, I recall THOSE turbulent times. I became one of their enemies then, after I voluntarily enlisted in the Armed Forces (more specifically, I was a draft dodger. But I dodged it far differently than Billy Jeff Clinton did. Instead of being drafted into the army for two years, I enlisted in the Marine Corps for four).
We have learned that we do NOT need politicians to get us to turn out; in fact, during the April Tea Parties, politicians were not even allowed to speak, for the most part. I was disappointed (in a minor way) that some politicians were allowed to give speeches today, though having one of them be Jim DeMint did mollify me somewhat.
We learned once again that Obama is a coward. That when resistance showed up to his plans and it was credible, HE got out of town. I’m sure that a lot of the RINO and Democrat congressional “leadership” ducked out as well. Gee, I wonder why! I wonder why none of these individuals had the stones to come out and talk personally with the Partygoers. I wonder why Nancy Botox or Barbara Bouncer couldn’t be bothered to turn out to meet the California delegation. (I do know that FreeRepublic founder Jim Robinson was there; why couldn’t Babs or Nan come over to chat with him? Or why couldn’t Juan McLame come out to talk with the Arizona delegation, or Dingy Harry Reid visit the Nevadans that came to deliver a message to him? What is it about the Left that they don’t want to meet INDIVIDUALS who oppose them?
I think it may have something to do with the simple fact that the Left (at the TOP) does not want to actually see or put faces, names and situations to those who will be most adversely affected by their evil machinations. They love the NUMBERS but let their minions be the ones to deal with the actual PEOPLE. Someone wrote an article to that effect, but I can’t put my hand to it at this moment to actually quote from.
All in all, my impression is that today was a marvelous success for those of us who believe in liberty and the Constitution. Time will tell just how marvelous, but I think it may well be a bigger success than we can imagine just now.
On another topic, how many of you are “Three Percenters”? For that matter, how many of you know what that means? Let me tell you, in the words of the movement “founder.”
Here is the Doctrine:
The Doctrine of the Three Percent.
We will not disarm.
You cannot convince us.
You cannot intimidate us.
You can try to kill us, if you think you can.
But remember, we'll shoot back.
And we are not going away.
(taken from http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/)
Here is the history:
What is a "Three Percenter"?
During the American Revolution, the active forces in the field against the King's tyranny never amounted to more than 3% of the colonists. They were in turn actively supported by perhaps 10% of the population. In addition to these revolutionaries were perhaps another 20% who favored their cause but did little or nothing to support it. Another one-third of the population sided with the King (by the end of the war there were actually more Americans fighting FOR the King than there were in the field against him) and the final third took no side, blew with the wind and took what came.
Three Percenters today do not claim that we represent 3% of the American people, although we might. That theory has not yet been tested. We DO claim that we represent at least 3% of American gun owners, which is still a healthy number somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 million people. History, for good or ill, is made by determined minorities. We are one such minority. So too are the current enemies of the Founders' Republic. What remains, then, is the test of will and skill to determine who shall shape the future of our nation.
The Three Percent today are gun owners who will not disarm, will not compromise and will no longer back up at the passage of the next gun control act. Three Percenters say quite explicitly that we will not obey any further circumscription of our traditional liberties and will defend ourselves if attacked. We intend to maintain our God-given natural rights to liberty and property, and that means most especially the right to keep and bear arms. Thus, we are committed to the restoration of the Founders' Republic, and are willing to fight, die and, if forced by any would-be oppressor, to kill in the defense of ourselves and the Constitution that we all took an oath to uphold against enemies foreign and domestic.
We are the people that the collectivists who now control the government should leave alone if they wish to continue unfettered oxygen consumption. We are the Three Percent. Attempt to further oppress us at your peril. To put it bluntly, leave us the hell alone. Or, if you feel froggy, go ahead AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS.
This time we are ALL Davidians. This time, we are all Jews, Kulaks, "counter-revolutionists" and "enemies of the state." We are now a despised minority within a country no longer our own BUT WE WILL NOT BE DESPISED.
(The link is the same. Go ahead and check them out. I did and I am now proud to call myself a Three Percenter!)
Till next time!