Our family attended our first “protest” yesterday. It felt good to stand up and let our voices be heard. It was very encouraging to see so many like us joining together and doing the same thing. I was excited thinking about all the people around the nation who were also “having tea” in their own hometowns.
At first we were hesitant to go on a Wednesday (church night) because we want our kids to know we value Christian community and make it a priority. We want them to grow up strong in their faith and with a deep love for God and His Son. We want them to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up for truth even when it’s hard and you’re left all alone. We came to realize, though, that what our government is doing raises serious moral questions (theft, murder, corruption, greed) and our kids are counting on us to set an example for them. As Christians, we felt compelled to take a stand against this kind of behavior (bailouts, excessive taxation of the “wealthy”, abortion, poor stewardship, etc.) and to do our best to protect our children’s futures. We will continue to do so and to instill Christian values and principles into their lives…even if in so doing we are labeled “radical right wings”. If being a Christian in a Christian nation is radical, there is something seriously backwards in our country. Backwards or not, if being radical means I’m pro-life, anti-bailout, and pro-“free market-government-get-the-heck-out-of-my-business” then sign me up! And don’t tell me I don’t care about poor people. I’ll do whatever I can to help someone who wants to help themselves but I don’t need the government’s “help” to do it. And neither do you. Let’s tell Washington to get out of our pocketbooks! Anymore “radical rights” out there?
Just out of curiosity, how many of you attended a tea party yesterday? I’d love your comments.
Oh! And by the way, we still made it to church on time. 🙂