“Tea Parties” and American Citizenship
by Michael Mandaville
The recent Tea Parties were an exhilirating exhibition of American patriotism, activism and Citizen participation in our democracy. Of course, that’s now how the left-wing dominated media saw it. They were called unhealthy and the highly politicized timing of Janet Napolitano’s report from Homeland Security merely highlighted the use at which a politicized government agenda will use available means to tamp down freedom of expression.
More activism is not only possible but probable in these uncertain times in terms of economics, security and political participation. Citizen will become much more interested – their tax dollars, and therefore their future, is at stake.