Here is an article from the Wall Street Journal on the so-called “Tea Party” protests that are happening all around the country today. Now, don’t get me wrong, I think that government spending is way out of control. I also think that Obama’s “tax the rich” scheme will eventually become the “tax everybody” scheme. But I’ve rarely seen any protest or demonstrations do anything but make people look stupid. All my life, I’ve seen protests and benefit concerts and rallies about “freeing Tibet”. But guess what? China still has Tibet in its grubby mitts.
I guess my main problem with these protests is that it takes a good cause, holding the government accountable, and makes it easy for other people to dismiss. The best way to “protest” runaway government spending will be coming up in 2010 and 2012 by voting every polititcian who went along with the nonsense out of office.