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public schools are the biggest form of socialism out there. You pay when you own a piece of property and again when you work for a living. I dont have any kids but I'm helping to pay for your kids education!! All the school districts want to do is raise taxes!!! Where's the Tea party for that?? I'd join then.
Part of Sam Rohrer's platform is to to eliminate school property taxes.
He was just one of several Representatives who spoke at the rally that day.
Second, yes, there is small scale socialism all over the place.
The "Give a Penny, Take a Penny" tray at your local Kwik-ee-Mart embodies "from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs" perfectly.
Socialism in itself isn't wrong--families, churches, etc. practice it in various forms all the time.
It's when our own FEDERAL GOVERNMENT practices it that the probelms arise, because it's incompatible with true liberty, self-determination, and the free market system.
And, yes, public education is a form of (government run) socialism--which is one of the exact reasons why it's in such a wretched state (broke, ineffective, corrupt), and why any parent with a shred of sense and the neccesary means will gladly send their kids to a private school instead.
Glad you're joining the movement, though.
Also, personally, I appreciate the fact that 2-4 MACHSA showed up in support of the Tea Party.
Like many other rights, if the right to keep & bear/carry is not exercised, it becomes threatened, typically by the slow and insidious nature of government tyranny, which incrementally creeps deeper and deeper into our personal lives (often under the guise of "protecting us" from ourselves...thanks but no thanks).
Schools, banks, education, auto industry, energy, communications, the FDA, FCC, NEA, and so on and so on and so on--the federal government is EVERY WHERE, and growing fast.
The Tea Party wants to slow and reverse that growth, and put power and authority back where it belongs: in the hands of individual states (and if you don't like something, like an open carry law, then vote with your freaking moving van--go live in North Philly if you don't like guns. Haha), and back in the hands of the PEOPLE.
For the record, my kids played at that park all afternoon, and knowing that responsible (armed) citizens were on hand only made me feel more comfortable.
Statistics also bear out the fact that states/regions that allow people to carry typically have far less violent crimes--check out the book: "More Guns, Less Crime" by John Lott.