The peaceful rebellion – the Tea Party tidal wave

September 2, 2010 04:45

A more peaceful rebellion is now occurring across the country, and we believe it’s a good thing for America. Considering the excesses of this administration and Congress and their abuse of power to the point of ignoring the Constitution itself, it’s also a very necessary thing, an idea whose time has come.

From IBD Editorials


The defeat of Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski by a little-known conservative lawyer is the latest evidence of a tidal wave building that may sweep aside an out-of-touch establishment. “We the people” won’t be ignored.

Shays’ Rebellion, an uprising of 1,200 farmers led by one Daniel Shays, angry over conditions in Massachusetts in 1786, prompted Thomas Jefferson to write to James Madison that “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing” for America.’

‘America was born through a popular uprising that didn’t like taxation without representation. It may be reborn from an aroused people unhappy with both their taxation and their representation.’


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