The crowd was exuberant with shouts of no taxation without representation. All around me were people who were fed up with big government. This was our moment to corporately express our dissatisfaction with a runaway big spending and overtaxing government. Americans from all walks of life joined together in one great voice…I wish!
Missing from this crowd was my fellow Black Americans along with Hispanic Americans. In a crowd of a thousand or more, I could only count ten or less black and brown people…WHY?
This Tea Party was not about the current president, any political party, or ethnic group. It was about the right of all Americans to be taxed fairly and governed justly under the Constitution of our Founding Fathers. A call for sanity; a call for our representatives in Washington to hear the voice of the people and stop the madness.…STOP THE SPENDING!
Where were our fellow Americans of color? Surely you feel the same sting of Big Government that the Anglo Americans feel. THIS IS NOT ABOUT COLOR! We are all Americans and MUST stand shoulder to shoulder against the insanity of the past administration and this present administration…OR…we shall all fall.
I missed you today. How I would have loved to stand in a sea of diverse Americans with one purpose…save this country form socialism, fascism, and a one-world government. God will judge us by our loyalty to Him, not by our loyalty to color. God is no respecter of man. We must stand together as fellow Americans or face the chaos of division.
One Nation under God…United We Stand…Divided We Fall!
Rev. Lucian L. Thompson M.Mn.
Trinity Christian Fellowship
TCF Theological Seminary
Yours is a call for an united stand against inequity. I am not an American, but from a small island in the Caribbean. I see the same issue when there is a call for justice. In a multiracial and multicultural society like ours there is no unity when you expect it and we cannot seem to understand that kind of polarization keeps us from getting where we should go. Thanks for an interesting article.