Monday, March 23, 2009

What to do next

The Kentucky Tea Party this past weekend seemed to inspire many of those in attendance. In fact, the most common question heard afterwards was "what's next?"

One good answer is Bluegrass Tax Liberation Day, the April 18 follow-up event to the Tea Party. Everyone is invited to Applebee's Park from 11 am to 2 pm.

Another is to sign up on the Bluegrass Institute's new wiki site and add content to existing pages or even create your own about issues important to you.

It's called Click here to get started.


Brandon Kiser said...

On April 15th in Louisville,, the DontGo Movement and SmartGirlPolitics will be holding a Tea Party rally at Jefferson Square. That's one alternative. More info at

I've been quite inspired by these recent rallies, now we need to hope they make a difference like we know they will.

Hempy said...

Tax Liberation Day? You're clueless when it comes to that. Your feudalistic economic philosophy amounts to "the lord of the manor" is free to do with whatever he wants to do. The serfs should have no say.

If you really wanted tax liberation, then you'd be championing Alexander Hamilton's proportional tax on the movement of all moneys. But that would involve taxing the banks' laundering of drug money to the tune of about $1.5 trillion a year. Conservatives want nothing to do with tax fairness, nor do they want to upset the lord of the manor's lust for greed.

Hamilton wrote in Federalist Paper 12:

The ability of a country to pay taxes must always be proportioned, in a great degree, to the quantity of money in circulation, and to the celerity with which it circulates. Commerce, contributing to both these objects, must of necessity render the payment of taxes easier, and facilitate the requisite supplies to the treasury.

Conservatives want nothing to do with that.

No wonder John Stuart Mill wrote of conservatives:

Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.