Think Freely Media presents Common Sense with Paul Jacob

On April 15, more than 2,000 Tea Parties were held across the country, many with thousands in attendance. These weren’t dainty luncheon ceremonies. They were protests, named after our revolutionary Boston Tea Party.

In Washington, D.C., it rained like the dickens, but people still came out to say “Enough.” Regular folks sounded off. They work hard, and they’ve had enough of paying the bills for politicians and favored political interests.

Some big media personalities and major political figures showed up. Governor Rick Perry of Texas spoke at the Austin, Texas event. He’s called the federal government “oppressive.” In South Carolina, Governor Mark Sanford told folks that “Real change begins in the hearts and minds of people who are willing to stand . . . against an ever-encroaching government.”

Meanwhile, much of television news media behaved badly, trying to marginalize or even demonize the protests as “anti-government.” CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen was particularly argumentative, suggesting to one guy that he should be grateful for the $50 billion President Obama was sending to his state.

When a woman protester accused Roesgen of slanted coverage, she asked the woman why she was there. “We’re here,” the woman responded, “because we are sick and tired of the government taking our money and spending it in ways that we have no say in. We have no say whatsoever.”

And that’s what has to change. The people must be heard. Not just on one day, but every day.

This is Common sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

By: Redactor


  1. Don Perera says:

    I was involved in the “Tea Parties”. I put an event on Facebook back in early February with the hope of getting people to display their anger/unhappiness with our Government, not just taxes.
    I labeled it as “Taxation Without Proper Representation”.

    My complaints are numerous. Both Parties!!!

    Too much spending!
    Too much waste!
    No accountability!
    Lack of oversight of the financial industry!
    Excessive “bail-out” spending!
    Government too intrusive in State’s and citizen’s rights!
    Little or no bipartisanship, compromise, or statesmanship in Government!
    Too much “special interest” influence (hundreds of millions of lobbying and campaign dollars spent by the financial sector of our economy which lead to the current financial disaster)! $$ cloud politician’s vision and fog his/her brain!
    “Joe Citizen/Taxpayer” gets screwed too often.
    Little or no logic or common sense displayed by our elected “representatives”!
    Government/lobbyist “revolving door”!
    Until recently, little or no efforts to protect our borders!
    Immigration laws ignored!
    Social Security and Medicare still waiting for a financial fix!
    Politician’s re-election and Party are more important than “We the People”!

    Taxes are part of my concerns, but mostly relating to how they are going to be used to pay off the HUGE Federal deficit (most people in Congress don’t act like paying off the deficit is any kind of priority).

  2. voxoreason says:

    >>CNN correspondent Susan Roesgen was particularly argumentative…

    This is an understatement. The video of her “interview” of a man holding a baby and trying to tend to BOTH babies, showed Ms Roesgen actually shouting the guy down.

    Unprofessional doesn’t begin to cover this disgraceful propaganda palmed off as “news.”

    I vote a straight-republican ticket specifically to vote AGAINST democrats, NOT to support republicans. I’m just going with the lesser of two evils.

    Can’t wait for Nov 2010, when the entire House has to stand for re-election. Will the dem reps grasp what this might mean to them?

    First rule of a politician: get re-elected. Obama’s “coattails” get more slippery every day. And his “number ONE…,” number TWO…,” blah, blah, blah color-by-the-numbers “speeches” become increasingly annoying as he has a different list to enumerate every day, or so it seems.

    I have no problem with a patriotic black president, but I WOULD prefer that he be an American. Obama is simply NOT that black president. Others can call me “racist” or “purple,” for that matter; I am neither…and I don’t suffer fools gladly.

  3. Richard Prawdzienski says:

    “because we are sick and tired of the government taking our money and spending it in ways that we have no say in. We have no say whatsoever.”

    Anyone notice a problem with that statement?

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