I went over on HuffingtonPost to to see the reaction to last night's Tea Party Convention.
Many of our opponents are saying "It is all noise, no substance".
I decided to join their conversations for the first time ever, and after some explanation, some of the people dogging the movement realized that they are actually Tea Partiers too!
The problem is they are looping us in with Republicans. This is mostly due to FoxNews giving us the only positive coverage and Palin being the key note speaker.
We are conservative but I would hardly call this a Republican movement.
After I let them know that most of us don't like any of the current Republicans or Democrats in control, it seemed to hit a chord.
I believe the people we choose to be our next leaders should have the following as the pillars of their platform for 2010.
- Reign in the debt
- Push Fair Tax (HR 25, S 296) fairtax.org
- Audit the Federal Reserve
- Make congressional salaries equivalent to the average of their constituents with a cap of the current salaray
I believe America, liberal and conservative, can get behind something like that. Let's walk the walk!
What does everyone else think?
And as you reply, remember that CNN/MSNBC are already saying we are fractured. Let's have some civil conversation.
If you do disagree, it is quite possible I am missing something and I am open to suggestions.
I look forward to a healthy discussion!