June 20, 2013
Thank you, IRS!
Yesterday's "Audit the IRS" Rally represents, perhaps, a small but momentous turning point for Main Street grassroots activism. From its inception, the Tea Party movement has focused narrowly on three core principles: Fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. Social issues were left for other groups to address. Thanks to the IRS and its indiscriminate harassing of not just Tea Party groups but of all groups perceived to be conservative, Main Street Americans came together on the West Lawn of the Capitol to decry their common foe. The very thing that Republican leadership seemed completely incapable of doing -- namely, pulling together fiscal and social conservatives -- the IRS has managed to accomplish very nicely. The crowd was quite large. Estimates range from 7,000 to 14,000 attendees. Libertarians, Liberty movement, Second Amendment and small government folks stood side by side with pro-lifers,...(Read Full Post)