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I attended the Dallas Tea Party (T.E.A. = Taxed Enough Already)!

I do love a good political rally.  It was fun…I could only stay for about an hour though.  A girl can only take so much standing on concrete in heels.  So that was fun, it reminded me that my views on the current political situation are shared by thousands (perhaps millions) across the country.  Of course I am disappointed in the media coverage – in most cases the turnout is understated, or they are saying the movement is misguided (thanks, CNN).  Most of the coverage went to Fort Worth because governor Rick Perry showed up there.  I’m glad the Dallas rally didn’t have all the political election hoo-ha.  It was by the citizens, for the citizens and all that good stuff.

For those of you that don’t get it…let me try to sum it up for you.  We don’t like to have our hard-earned money given away to others.  We work hard for ourselves, not for others.  This time it’s not taxation without representation, it’s that our representation isn’t LISTENING.  Taxes are a necessary evil…but this is out of control.  O.O.C. I tell  ya!

The emcee, Mark Davis, quoted some things from Atlas Shrugged (a book I have started but have yet to finish…come on, it’s really really long!) that I would like to share. These can all be attributed to Ayn Rand (obviously).

I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

In other words – I work for myself, not for the lazy people (in Atlas Shrugged they are called the “moochers”).

So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can’t exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?

In other words – money is necessary.  Get over it.  Get some of your own.



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2 Comments

  1. Cookie,
    I’m am soooo surprised no one flamed you on this one!!! But I enjoyed the post. Just today figured out that you moved your blog. Oh, and Atlas Shrugged is a huge book- I have it and have not read it yet. Yes, Harry Potter is longer, but it has wizards in it!
    Heart you,
    Liz

  2. LOL I love being called “Cookie!” Atlas Shrugged IS huge, and tiny writing…ugh I don’t know how I’ll ever get through it. I hear it picks up about 1/4 way through. Harry Potter is dumb :P
    <3


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