Crap like this.

A tea party to protest government spending and taxing is canceled. Canceled by the government.

Why? They feel too many people could show-up.

Lynn Rosko planned to hold a tax payer tea party at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral on April 1st. The idea was announced at a Cape Coral City Council meeting, then an e-mail blast by the Republican Party and it was mentioned in the local media.

With all of that attention, the City of Cape Coral felt there could be more than 500 people attending the tea party.

The government is parodying itself. You know, I’ve never been a big fan of that old Thomas Jefferson quote about the tree of liberty, but dammit perhaps he’s right and we should start with the Cape Coral City Council:

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

No, don’t go do bodily harm to the City Council. Show up at their next meeting — everyone who intended to take part at the tea party, take it to City Council at their next meeting. It’s not like they can shut the public out of their events.

UPDATE: Thanks to Freedomworks, the Tea Party is back on.