I went to a tea party gathering last nightSubmitted by tonym on Tue, 07/26/2011 - 16:13
I just got back from the tea party gathering (about 250 people), and I'm feeling pretty good. It got off to a troubling start. Immediate talk of Beck and concern over his whereabouts when folks could apparently no longer find him on Fox news. Several from the crowd got up to reassure everyone and bring them up to speed on Beck's latest adventures, which I understand include a couple rallies for Israel and some kind of subscription based service for those who shell out for the REAL, classified insider Beck info. :)
Anyway I'll try to keep it short. The speaker was a Federal Reserve expert who was echoing everything Ron Paul says (e.g., Austrian economics, counterfeiting...). So I knew the time was ripe. I held up my hand, was handed the microphone and asked one concise, easy-to-digest, 3-part question.
1) On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is the Fed problem?
2) Which GOP candidate is most qualified to address it?
3) How often do candidates like this come along?
1) People think helping the poor is important, and it certainly is, but our currency is EVERYTHING. If you really want to help the poor, we NEED to reign in the federal reserve.
2) Ron Paul...Ron Paul
3) Not since Abe Lincoln...and Ron Reagan
It was a beautiful thing.
Hit your local tea parties everyone. Educate with questions, not answers. Just be the guy/girl in the room who's genuinely struggling to make things add up. Be honest and likable. Phrasing is important. Don't just say "screw Israel". Ask how the lives of our sons and daughters are worth it. Don't say, "our tax dollars". Say, "The money you earn to take care of your family". Just some thoughts.