The Tea Party movement has been ineffective for several reasons. We have not learned from our founding fathers (and mothers) the simple lesson of “Unite or Die”. Most people who have risen to any type of leadership role have limited resources and are relentlessly attacked in order to marginalize their message. Many patriot groups have also narrowed their focus to one or a few issues such as immigration or 2nd amendment rights. However, there is one overriding description of this movement: we are always on the defensive.
When we attend protests or rallies, we are on defense against a government program such as health care, cap & trade or most recently, raising the debt ceiling. The other type of event we attend promotes a concept such as remembering 9/11 or “Restoring Honor” but no tangible results are achieved to ensure our future. Some politicians are starting to acknowledge our efforts, but we still are “reacting” to existing legislation and our record of success in the government’s march to Socialism is zero.
There is a simple issue that will allow us to unite in a common cause and also allow us to go on the offensive:
Quantitative Easing III
The Federal Reserve is out of ammunition to stop our economic decline as shown last week when they guaranteed the discount rate would remain close to zero through 2013. If QE I and QE II had not been put in place, our economy would have already collapsed. The government has no recourse but to put QE III into effect (probably in September) as our economy declines. Just this week, housing starts have declined, the manufacturing index declined and our dollar continues to be devalued due to our inability to restrain our government’s spending addiction.
The request to everyone and every group is simple. Congress is out of session now. If any of your congressmen hold a town hall, go and tell them now to stop QE III before it is announced. If no town halls are scheduled, write your congressmen and women a letter and tell them now to stop this next round of irresponsible fiscal policy.
QE III will only devalue our currency further and make the eventual consequences harder and longer. Let’s take the offensive position before the dollar goes the way of the original “Continental” and becomes completely worthless.