Green Shoots of Liberty
What a difference a year makes
February 27th marked the one-year anniversary of the Tea Party movement. A lot has happened in the past year. Thousands of protests against the stimulus spending and then against an attempted health care takeover. In the fall, victories in two gubernatorial elections and last month Republican Scott Brown was elected to the senate from Massachusetts. Who would have thought that the political landscape could change so much in one year? The American people are up to the challenge of taking back our country. The movement the media is calling the Tea Party movement is broader than that: it includes the Glenn Beck-inspired 9-12 organization, libertarians, conservatives and others without specific affiliations who are simply fed up with a government out of control and moving in the wrong direction. I call it the Liberty Movement. As we head into spring there is every sign that this year will be even more exciting than the last one. Consider a few recent events: * A national tea party convention in Nashville * Over 10,000 people attending CPAC * PJTV launched a Tea Party channel * Hot Tea Radio launched * The Constitutionalist Today launched, a grass-roots conservative newspaper * Daniel Hannan is organizing a British Tea Party! Furthermore, recent polls say: * Rasmussen poll 2/27 gives Obama a -21% approval margin with 43% strongly disapproving * only 21% of the people say this government has the consent of the governed (Rasmussen 2/18) * the same polls says 75% are angry at the policies of the federal government * only 29% say the U.S. is heading in the right direction - the same as the week of January 26, 2009 * CNN found that 56% of the American people feel that the federal government the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans! This last poll apparently came as a surprise to CNN. The people at CNN are apparently not a part of the 49% of Americans who watch Fox News as compared to all the other news channels combined. The revolution has begun.