To Congressman Boucher: Announcing the arrival of the birth of Freedom!
Okay, that one is lame.
But I received another suggestion in the mail that is worth considering. It came from go-galt.org:
In coordination with the April 15th Tea Party rallies, a Send-a-Book-to-Politicians Campaign has been launched to take the message of protest directly to the legislators so that its presence can be felt in Washington DC and Governors' offices across the county. The book selected to be sent is Atlas Shrugged, because it demonstrates what comes when a government violates its citizens' individual rights instead of protecting them. Let the weight of the books received convey the measure of our displeasure with their policies.As you may know, there is an uncanny comparison to be made between the America of 2009 and that of the fictional America that Ayn Rand wrote of in 1957. An America where nothing seems to work properly any longer and all aspects of life are dominated by the politicians who made it so - the same politicians who keep promising to make things better by squeezing and squeezing the few remaining capitalists in the country, only to make it more and more ruinous.
Help get the word out that there is an organized effort to:
Be Counted ... by registering the number of books sent to the legislators.
Be Visible ... by sending these books to your politicians so that they can SEE that you do not support their current policies and proposals.
Be United ... in delivering the message that we want our individual rights and freedoms protected, not plundered.
Help insure that the April 15th protests are seen as more than just a "tempest in a teapot".
So this is an interesting suggestion.
The most viable, though, comes from a man and wife who plan on attending the Abingdon Tax Day Tea Party tomorrow. The suggestion? That all the attendees bring a list of grievances with them to the Party and those lists be compiled into one, with everyone there being asked to sign the finished product. It would then be presented to our representatives in Washington (and Richmond), with the attendant request that the grievances be addressed.
I've forwarded it to the Tea Party organizer, Ted Dingler (firstname.lastname@example.org) for his consideration.