This tea party thing is sticking in my craw. Worse still, the coffee party, the so-called "alternative" for those who aren't social darwinists, is nothing but a limp-wristed defense of the system. For those of us who don't want Glenn Beck or Michael God-Forbid Savage to decide public policy, for the rest of us who realize the status is not
quo, there is no organization taking place. What about people who want drastic fundamental change - like the tea party - but who don't want the tea party's version of "liberty", which somehow manages to also support "family values"? Supporting, in government, any religious value system is mutually exclusive to liberty. They use the word to dress their ideas up and make them look good at first glance, but in practice they are opposed to all freedom save that of gun rights and "enterprise". They do care what you do in your bedroom, they do care what should be available for you to read, they care what rights you have and how you should be allowed to run your life. You don't see Sarah Palin campaigning for gay marriage. You hear her advocating divine intervention in public policy. These are not people who care about the constitution.
Rant over: Organization. If you believe that
1. A society can be judged not
by its godliness, but by the quality of life of its members.
2. Standards of quality of life vary drastically between individuals, and therefore maximum social quality of life can be achieved only by allowing full freedom for all individuals limited only by its impact on another guy's nose.
3. No government in history has solved the problem of fair distribution of wealth and therefore we need theorists on this stat to imagine, debate, and on some scale enact new solutions until we find one that works.
and 4. That the usual protest methods are tired and violence just gets you kicked out, thereby rendering neither particularly effective in changing minds,
or something similar, then we should have [hot beverage] and try to work something out.