More tea ..

Another  “Tea Party” is set for the Morristown Green on the Fourth of July … The first tea party was on “tax day” — April 15.   That was during the week and during the primary campaign, so attendance was very good … On a holiday, you can expect attendance to be  sparse …

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

10 Responses to More tea ..

  1. overtherme@yahoo.com says:

    If you notice they are “The Morristown Tea Party Organization A NON PROFIT CORPORATION” registered in the state of NJ. They are NOT a non profit according to the IRS filings. Your donations are not tax deductible and they are taking donations. The last TEA claimed non profit and the money collected disappeared.

  2. CrankCitizen says:

    Is this going to be another GOP/John Galt event? I wonder if Chris Christie will attend this one? The last one seemed more a pointless embarrassment than a meaningful demonstration of public outrage.

  3. RICHARD BABCOCK says:

    Crank, you’re entitled to your opinions, but I must disagree with you. Perhaps your opinion of of the last tea party comes from your political point of view (just a guess). Estimates are that 2000 people packed the green at the last Tea Party. I spoke with many people that do not identify themselves as Republicans; actually many were not people that were ever politically involved before. I got the sense from many of those that I spoke with that they were there simply to demostrate their opposition to a quickly growing government that will threaten their personal liberties, the potential of large tax increases that would come from the expansion of government spending, and a variety of other issues. The organization of the event was a bunch of regular people who shared some common beliefs and wished to express them in public, which is their right.

  4. jimmycat says:

    I do not object to regular people organizing and expressing their opinions, but statements like: “quickly growing government that will threaten their personal liberties” are consistent with the repeated fear mongering that we have heard from the Bush-Cheney crowd for the last eight years. Eight years when the free market approach to all of our problems just made our lives more miserable. That era is over, thank goodness!

    PS: “2000 people packed the green” — I don’t think so!

  5. Hogwash11 says:

    Jimmy you inability to grasp the fact that our new president is trying to involve government in the total life experience of Americans is amazing. Given your political leanings I find it almost comical except that you and your fellow kool aid drinkers are facilitating the demise of the America that has been the envy of the entire world. Tea parties are the last ditched effort of real Americans to salvage our Nation before it becomes a socialist haven and a burden to the working people of America. They will continue to help the average Joe to awaken to the effects of a nanny state on their lives.

  6. RICHARD BABCOCK says:

    JimmyCat: I was only conveying what was being said when I wrote about the quickly growing government…. and I heard the 2000 people as the estimate, it is not my estimate.

  7. overtherme@yahoo.com says:

    No matter if it were 2000 or 20, these TEA rallies are not making a statement that is going anywhere. They get more discredit by doing the things they do.

  8. motownrepub says:

    What I think you miss as the point of all this is not about the credit that the press deems to give or the credit that democrats deem to give. The purpose and point of the tea parties is to express a deeply held belief. It is to express what large numbers of people feel is being ignored in the current political process. It is the traditional American values that these people believe in. You approveal or credit is not the point.

  9. overtherme@yahoo.com says:

    I offered to bring the legislators of Morris County. I was told they are not welcome by a Mr Luzzi and Ms Whittemore. You need these people. These are the lawmakers that make things happen in our govt. Instead of “whining to no one” Should you not have the people that are allowing the admin to make this mess? Yes they should be there. Now no one hears anything. Do you think Obama hears it! LOL. You need political ears to hear it. Traditional values are in the trash. Govt can’t fix that.

  10. Barney99 says:

    Why is Babcock always apologizing for what he says?
    If he wants to be a councilman he should listen and not talk so much.

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