Speaking of being stuck within the confines of a belief system, I thought I'd swing by the Spokane Tea Party to see how the turnout was. I'm saddened to report that there was a large number of people in attendance. I walked through the crowd looking at a wide variety of protest signs, some quite puzzling: "Yobama", "Legalize the Constitution", "I Am Not Your ATM","Zero Death Tax","Respect, Learn and Honor" and "I'll Keep God, My Friends and My Guns and You Can Keep The Check".
State senator Bob McCaslin says we should change the name of the country to "The United Socialist States of America". Rush Limbaugh wants President Obama to fail. For a year Glenn Beck said we were moving towards socialism. Now he says we're becoming a fascist state. Sean Hannity says socialism is taking over. Since Obama's election gun sales have skyrocketed.
I don't own any guns, but I almost feel I should so I can protect myself against the nuts who are stocking up. It would be like joining a death spiral.