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Can Tea Parties pay it forward? Yes We Can.

Middle America, MSMedia, Leftists, democrats and socialists will do their all to downplay the significance of over 770 Tea Parties taking place from sea to shining sea tomorrow. In my mind, there is but one critique worth discussion: What happens on April 16th?

Are these Taxed Enough Already parties simply an exercise in venting or, despite the much stressed non-partisan approach, are they not a cornerstone to be laid forth for something more?

What more can we do? How do we pay it forward?

I am of the firm belief that 2010 is too far off to wait upon our individual communities’ next election cycle. The time is now. All House democrats should feel the heat of recall petition drives simply for their gluttonous blind-mice vote in favor of the Porkulus Stimulus bill. However, having read up on some 2004 old-blog postings of none other than Erick Erickson, each state has a threshold that needs to be met in order to pass muster.

Georgia’s Rep. John Barrow (D, GA-12) needs to go and go now. What say of your congressman or neighboring congressional representative?

To wit, much like Arlen Specter and the Maine twins in the Senate. All Senators not facing reelection in 2010 should feel the heat of a recall petition drive.

Why wait? Why not now?

Emerson

Concord Hymn
HYMN SUNG AT THE COMPLETION OF
CONCORD MONUMENT, APRIL 19, 1836.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world,

The foe long since in silence slept,
Alike the Conqueror silent sleeps,
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone,
That memory may their deed redeem,
When like our sires our sons are gone.

Spirit! who made those freemen dare
To die, or leave their children free,
Bid time and nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and Thee.