Letter to the Editor

Second local TEA Party precedes fireworks

Monday, July 6, 2009
Participants listen to a speaker at the second local TEA Party, Saturday night at the Red Willow County Fairgrounds prior to the Fourth of July fireworks show. (Courtesy photo)

A small crowd rallied together early Saturday night before the annual McCook Fireworks display just southeast of the Jaycees ball field. It was the perfect time to gather as a concerned group of citizens like millions across this great nation to have a Tea (taxed enough already) Party.

Although the numbers were small in attendance, the concerns, enthusiasm and the emotions were vigorous and contagious. The main topic was the newest of legislative bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate now in debate or on the verge of passing, many of these bills that of which most in attendance were unaware of.

After the gathering as people lingered to converse and network, we discovered the most predominate conversation was that of the complacency of our friends and neighbors concerning current political events, those people who we speak with on occasion that express to us that "nothing we can do or say will matter in the bigger picture of things." Worse yet those of them who don't even concern themselves with learning about what is happening in our fast changing form of government and the consequences that these changes will bring to all our collective futures.

We are blessed to live in a state that has felt the softest impacted of the latest recession, our lives here in our small rural communities have been shielded from the worst of the disastrous financial and housing crisis that plagues the larger metropolitan eras of our nation. We know that most everyone has been impacted by their investment portfolio but that that too will rebound in the long term scheme of things.

This being said most in our region aren't feeling like they should do anything because it doesn't effect them directly, yet if we the citizens sit idly by it will be too late to stop some of the most damaging changes to the form and substance of our Government as we have always know it.

What we wish to invoke to you is don't be a by-stander, don't turn and look the other way to avoid the uncomfortable circumstances that you wish would not happen. Make a difference, educate yourself and those around you, get involved in the process of free society, call your senator's have your State Representative call, email or fax their Federal counterparts in Washington, make a difference by acting like an American today for tomorrows greater good.

The concerned citizens who assembled this night will be getting together in the near future to organize more rallies of public awareness, please reach out and network with your friends and neighbors to make a difference for our combine future interest, get involved today.

Is History repeating its self?

"The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States."- The Declaration of Independence.

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