Some suggestions from Will Collier:

1. A moratorium on bailouts, whether for Wall Street bankers, General Motors, or the irresponsible guy down the street who “bought” too much house. “Failures must be allowed to fail.”

2. Repeal of all “Stimulus” spending for the years 2011 and beyond.

3. Repeal of all “Stimulus” pet projects in 2009-2010 with no stimulative effect.

More at the link.

He’s right about that.  It would be useful to have a list of specifics to hand to politicians.  Otherwise they’ll feel justified in treating the tea party participants like Code Pink clowns.  The legacy media ignores the protests, although I notice CNN is all over the action in London.  This morning I saw  “4,000 protesters” on Fox Cable’s report.  Four thousand?  There were more people than that at Orlando.  (Of course, the Floridians didn’t destroy property and fight with police, so I guess it was boring from their point of view.)  Even if that 4,000 estimate is low, the point still stands.

There are estimates of up to 1500 tax day protests planned.  That’s a lot of opportunities to publicize some well-defined statements.  So having a set of concrete demands would be a journalistic hook.  Even if the national media continues to ignore the protests, I doubt if the local politicians will, nor local media, not with that much going on that day.  If the best defense is a good offense, then a well-coordinated good offense has to be better.

His suggestions would make good protest signs, too.

The Tea Party protests that have already be held could be the beginning of a major historic event in America. And we can be part of it.  How cool is that?  Let’s do it right and build on those Orlando and Cincinnati pioneers’ success.

Via Instapundit

Advertisements