Most of the signs at the tea parties across the county are about abuse of government power. People are absolutely enraged about what they see as government intrusion into their lives. They are especially focused on protecting the constitution at all costs.
With the Patriot Act back in the news with current Judiciary Committee hearings, I was wondering how those involved in the tea parties felt about these hearings.
- The White House has come out in support of renewing the Patriot Act.
- Democrats in Congress have voiced strong reservations about it and find certain provision to be unnecessary and abusive.
- Republicans seem to be throwing their support behind it.
I have heard nothing from the various tea party organizations on the Patriot Act. Nothing from:
Why does government abuse and the constitution only matter with $$ but not other parts of government? Why does this not cause an out burst of any emotion?
For those on the board who have been involved with the tea party protests - what are your feelings on the Patriot Act and why do you think there has been so little public outrage for the past several years?