Apr 1, 2009

I Don't Want to, but I Have to

Abigail and Dolley readers may not know, but I have never been a political activist. I have always held strong opinions and enjoy a good debate, but I have never been one to do more than write an occasional email to my congress person or a letter to the editor. For many years, I have actually checked out of current events entirely. I found the lies and political posturing on both sides of the aisle repellent and simply tuned out. I find I can no longer in good conscience continue to bury my head in the sand. We are at a critical juncture in our country and if good people of conviction stand aside and do nothing then we are guilty of allowing the liberties and the foundations of our great country to erode in our lifetime.

With that said, I will be attending the Tax Day Tea Party in Charlotte on April 15th. I will be sending tea bags to all of my Congress People.

I am doing this as an American - unaffiliated with any party. I believe in the Constitution and the framework put forth by our Founding Fathers. I believe in a return to small government and freedom of the free enterprise capitalism that has made this country great.

Ronald Reagan said it best, "Government is the Problem, not the Solution."

It is too important to stand idly by - I don't want to, but I have to.