Occupy or Tea Party: To Which Do You Belong?

Occupy or Tea Party: To Which Do You Belong?

The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Danel R. Gaita–

At least this is the choice our congress and the media would have you subscribe to. Yet, these two options are not all that is upon the table in America’s lifecycle.

First and foremost is my firm belief that the answers to our nations quandary lies within the commonalities of both present popular social uprisings, be it Occupy Your Street or The Tea Party Movement.

Specifically that the American people have quite obviously lost confidence, faith and trust in our elected leaders. Be it angry college grads that can’t get a job due to high unemployment or baby boomers just now realizing that retirement may not be “as promised” due to continually changing tax laws and complicated oversized ineffective government bureaucracies.

The politicians love this. It gives them a population with which to capitalize on and raise lots of campaign donations too.

Obama and the Democrats will use the Occupy Movement to demonize Republican conservatism as greed while the Republicans will use the Tea Party movement to battle against the alleged evils of socialism.

Unfortunately, We The People, in either case have been directed away from the underlying issue in all of this. That being the reality that most, if not all of us have lost faith in our governing institutions to go to work for us rather than themselves.

We don’t trust them, we no longer believe them, and we can’t even rely on our elected leaders to faithfully execute their duties as sworn in their oaths when taking office.

So long as our local Municipal Charters and State Laws have no mechanism of enforcement when elected officials violate their sworn oath this downward spiraling democracy, we all know as America, is destined to fail.

That’s just bad for everyone.

Daniel R. Gaita

121 Dodgingtown Rd

Bethel CT 06801


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