Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tax Day Tea Party

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Asheville Daily Planet,

In March 2009, the Federal Reserve printed one trillion dollars in new currency, entirely untethered to anything of value, to prop up previous failures of government intervention.

What will be the effect of the injection of this new, additional money on all current and future currency? The effect of inflation of the money supply is currency debasement.

Currency debasement leads to price increases as markets seek equilibrium. However, when the money is new, it holds its current value. When that money eventually trickles down it is worth less and less over time. The rich and well-connected get to use the money while it temporarily retains value. The rest of us get the debased money. And so do your children, and their children.

Economist and philosopher Frederic Bastiat said, "Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else."

It is time now, at long last, to put an end to generational theft and unconstitutional over-reach before the U.S. dollar collapses and the vision of the Founders is a curious textbook memory.

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North Carolina Tea Parties

Tea party will draw many kinds of people
Roderick, Marilyn McLennan | AC-T | Mar 30, 2009
The best thing about the upcoming Asheville Tax Day Tea Party is that all kinds of people with many kinds of political, sociological and religious views will gather together.

Atlas Shrugged and the Tea Party Revolts [video]
Ayn Rand Center | April 06, 2009
Atlas Shrugged provides a vivid depiction of an America similar to today's and provides the ideological causes of today's failing policies.

Join the Tax Day Tea Party against fiscal ruination
Erika Franzi | AC-T | April 12, 2009
At a time when the word “prosperity” is no longer identified with this nation, it is inconceivable that our government continues to spend tax dollars as though the supply is endless...

See you at the Grand Junction Tea Party
By Linn and Ari Armstrong | Grand Junction Free Press
Finally there’s a reason to feel good about April 15 again. Yes, it’s tax day — and the federal government is spending more of our money than ever before. But this year the date also marks the Tax Day Tea Party, to be held in cities around Colorado and the nation.

The Tea Parties Are Financed By Fox News [video]
The tea parties are just “phony populism.”

Speech by Dr. John Lewis [video]
Charlotte Tea Party | April 15, 2009

New Official Home of the Tea Party Movement

Asheville Tea Party Video:
Bernard Carmen on Government Accountability
Matt Hoagland on Audit the Fed
Gary Shoemaker on Sovereignty Movement