I offered the following remarks on 15 April 2009 for the Starkville Tax Day Tea Party (photos below are from this same event) held in front of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse:
Thank you for that (participation in the “Pledge of Allegiance” at the beginning of the program) public showing of respect for our flag and for our nation “for which it stands”. Respecting our flag like that reminds me of hearing about a recent candidate who wouldn’t even wear a flag button on his lapel in public.
This gathering here, and the many throughout our nation right now today, and throughout the day, are nonpartisan events narrowly focused upon the interrelated issues of:
No more taxes, including the hidden ones.
No more debt.
No more borrowing.
No more printing money out of thin air.
Speaking of debt, the interest alone on what we owe now is nearly half a trillion dollars. That is half a trillion dollars that buys nothing – no goods, no services – nothing. That is what we are passing on to our children and grandchildren. That is irresponsible. That is wrong. That is a SIN.
Our country is in jeopardy of being destroyed from within by elected and appointed officials who give evidence of being outright incompetents and/or outright traitors — internal intentional enemies of the state. We may very well wake up one day to find our country has been stolen from us by these people. If we do, we will surely look back and ask ourselves, “Why didn’t I DO something when I could have?” And we will have to answer this same question to our children and grandchildren who will ask it to us too.
We have always had troubles and problems as a nation, but the troubles and problems we are dealing with now are happening at a heightened pace and intensity that they ever have before.
I keep hearing things about the way government is operating recently that trouble — even scare — me very much…
For example: Continue reading Starkville Tax Day Tea Party Presentation