The Tuesday 21st August Tea Party event in West Chester went really well.
I hadn’t attended a meeting in a few months due to being busy with side projects, and being split on ideas of government. I was finding out more and more just how corrupt the conservative leaders are, and was even questioning whether elements of the Tea Party had sold out.
However, the evening’s meeting went well, and the subject matter for the event was about blog posts and alternative media. I was given the chance to make a short speech about my blog and why I do it.
During the event we heard from from Peter Bronson, former editorial editor from the Cincinnati Enquirer about how the media has changed and how it effects politics.
After all the speakers were done talking, I got to meet several people and we had a nice chat about libertarianism, and why its important to stand up for the issues, no matter what party you support.
I got to talk to Bob Coogan, who is a libertarian running for Ohio State House in the 52nd district. He and I talked for a while, and agreed on almost everything.
One of the other guy’s I got to talk to said that during the 2008 elections, he felt like he was at a train station and he saw a big red train with ‘republican’ written on it, and a big blue train that had ‘Democrat’ written on it. He said that both trains were running parallel on the track and the only difference was that the D train was running at 100 miles per hour, and the R train was running at 50 miles per hour. His analogy made perfect sense to me, and we talked more on how we need to get the R train to be moving back toward liberty if we are to change things around for the better.
I enjoyed listening to the other speakers, and Peter Bronson certainly has a lot of wisdom accumulated from his days in journalism. Another guy I got to listen to was Chris Littleton. He said that the republicans laid waste to this country during the 2000’s, and that the Obama administration came along and finished the job. I agree with what he said 100%. Our problems lie on both sides of the track, and we really need to clean house in order to set things right again.
Here are the blog sites of the people who gave speeches during the event:
It really made me feel good to hear so many people voicing their opinions and standing up for their rights. We really are the new main stream media, so get out there and write!
Don’t be afraid to get involved; libertarians will help steer the ship in grassroots organizations such as the Tea Party’s, since their beliefs in limited and constitutional government are similar to many conservative thought patterns. Libertarians tend to use sound logic and critical thinking and can help the more gun ho conservatives in getting better fiscal and constitutional minded leaders elected.
All in all, I had a great evening, and I saw for myself that the Tea Party is alive and well!
4 thoughts on “The Tea Party lives!”
By focusing on what we have in common – the desire for limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets – the Tea Party and Libertarians can be an effective political team.
I enjoyed you talk at the West Chester Tea Party meeting. It was a pleasure meeting you.
I agree 100%, I think it would be a great move forward for the country. It was nice to meet you.
Definitely check out a group called libertasfound.org
They meet at the same office space the 2nd tuesday of each month, and its basically a lot of the people who came from the Ohio Ron Paul campaign efforts earlier this year.
They are doing some pretty cool stuff, and based on what you write – you, like me, would fit right in.
Oh cool. I’d definitely be up for that! Thanks.