Tea Party Patriots Featured in the Wall Street Journal
Anger at IRS Powers Tea Party Come-Back
by Monica Langley
Check out the article at WSJ.com
Petition To Protect Child Privacy In School Bathrooms And Showers Is Now Available
WHAT MADE THE SILENT MAJORITY SPEAK?
By Marilyn Snyder
Published in the Redlands Daily Facts, August 22, 2013
The Democratic party has been around since the days of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The Republican party emerged with Abraham Lincoln’s presidency.
The tea party, on the other hand, blasted into existence as a organic organization a bare four years ago. However, it is not a political party and, given its grassroots dis-organization of thousands of local groups, not likely to become one. Each local tea party group determines its own priorities and sets its own agenda, looking to one or another of many national tea party groups for, well, not exactly leadership—but more like general direction.
What caused the groundswell of hundreds of thousands of politically naïve ordinary folks to swiftly come together under one large umbrella? What made the Silent Majority stand up and speak—no, roar? They were worried, scared, even angry at their own lack of vigilance about rising taxes and governmental spending. Previously they, like me, had been similar to groundhogs, poking their heads out each election “spring,” testing the temperature, voting in the presidential election, and then retreating to their dens of jobs, children and homes, distracted from the collapsing economy.
A nation of laws or of men: It’s our choice
By Marilyn Snyder
Americans are the most blessed people on earth and in history. No people anywhere anytime have enjoyed the level of prosperity and security that is commonplace throughout our 50 states. I recognized this truth by the time I was 10.
Oh, we wrangle and bicker amongst ourselves like siblings, but as a people, we figuratively kiss the ground after a trip to a third-world country, realizing how fortunate we really are.
What is so easily forgotten is the “why” and the “how” of our bounteous nation.
Our forefathers and foremothers lucked out big time when they landed on this new soil. Unbound by many of the previous constrictions of monarchial societies, they starved and struggled and forged their way into a new independent society that chose to throw off their old-world connections.
No Month-Long Golfing Vacations for us!
So much news to cover, but first a literal call to action:
The absurd and indefensible “bathroom bill,” AB1266, is on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk — and he is hesitating. If signed, boys and girls could use each other’s bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams based on the gender they identify with instead of the gender they are. Parents and coaches cannot object. Brown must sign by Thursday, but he has yet to make any public announcements. Continue reading No Month Long Golfing Vacation
FAILURE—THE PATH TO SUCCESS
By Marilyn Snyder
Free market principles—free to succeed and free to fail.
Been there. Done that.
And I can guarantee that the failing part wasn’t fun. My husband and I made the choice to start a business with what turned out to be a “shady” partner, investing everything we had, including putting up our house as collateral.
Well, everyone is young and stupid, sometimes at the same time.
We might have ended up millionaires, or at least “thousand-aires,” and we determined to try it for ourselves. Risk it all. Go for broke. We succeeded.
And, despite the hazards, we weren’t alone in our desire to be self-employed, to take advantage of the American free market. CNN Money said in 2011 that the startup rate was the highest in 15 years—558,000 per month. More than one in 10 Americans were developing their own business in 2012, according to the U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.
My Mother-in-Law — The Ideal Politician
By Marilyn Snyder
I wish my mother-in-law were in charge of the country’s money.
Of the Tea Party values, she would rank fiscal responsibility first.
As a first generation American, she might ask our politicians: If the United States collapses financially like Stockton, San Bernardino and Detroit, to where will people flee?
Detroit’s population fell from 2 million to 700,000 as their debt grew, but its citizenry could at least go to other cities that were better managed and resume their lives. If the United States goes bankrupt, to which country would you flee? Greece?
To conservatives, fiscal responsibility means not overspending, a balanced budget, some money set aside for a rainy day. Well, that’s pretty extreme! Or so say those who think that our local, state and federal governments can ignore these basic budgeting fundamentals.
I just wish our elected officials had the mindset of my beloved mother-in-law.
We now have a Conservative Tea Party voice in the local newspaper. Our own Redlands Tea Party
Patriot, Marilyn Snyder, is now a regular guest columnist for the Redlands Daily Facts. Look for
her article every Thursday and once a month on Sunday.
Her articles will be posted on this web site. Select the Patriot Voices tab on the Top Menu to read
her articles. You can also read it on the Facts website under the Opinion section
(http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/). Let’s support her with positive comments.