stockingfull wrote:3. The essential premise, that the situation is like that which led to the Tea Party, is simply false.
The facts showed that most representatives didn't read the stimulus bill nor the bailout bill. The polls showed that the people didn't favor the bailout nor did they endorse the stimulus bill. That's not meaningful representation.
As for taxation...well, it's either tax and spend or borrow and spend. Borrowing and spending both lead to tax. Taxation is always part of the equation.
While I didn't see the vid, I have heard of the tea bag mail in proposal. It would be a simple, non-violent and conscience raising protest to express constitutent displeasure with congressional spending, borrowing and taxing. Though they may not make it to the congress or the White House as Ed A. stated, their numbers would be noticed.
As for insurrection, no. Check the Declaration of Independence for guidance on the appropriate suffering required before an armed uprising is necessary. Don't start shooting until you've been hurt and hurt badly or repeatedly.
Fight the fight in the polls first.