Over 300 tax-day Tea Parties scheduledby Tim Manni
The tax-protest movement just keeps growing. There were about 40 Tea Parties a couple of months ago, and at least that many have been held around the US since then.
However, April 15 promises to bring the mother of all Tea Parties:
You wouldn’t know it by watching television news or thumbing through the newspaper but a backlash of opposition to tax-and-spend solutions has been increasing in both momentum and size since early this year. …
According to Michelle Malkin’s report from Monday, 300 cities and towns (FreedomWorks.org was kind enough to create this Google map of the rallies scheduled thus far) have organized Tea Parties to be held on April 15th – gatherings to protest what many see as the government’s overreaching in terms of taxation and spending, but also in the erosion of values that have been at the core of American life since they were fought for and won in blood during the American Revolution. Tea Partiers see a direct relationship between the earliest revolutionaries who, enraged by British oppression, took radical action in symbolic acts like the Boston Tea Party. Today, the ranks of those who feel disenfranchised has piqued, and normally mild-mannered folks are taking action.
The major media have largely ignored the Tea Party, but word has spread like wildfire over the Web — blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and such. Naturally, there are lots of websites devoted to this movement. It won’t go away — in fact, it will grow.