If you have an extra 5 minutes today, go read this invitation to the Tea Party by Dar Williams.
It's just brilliant, spot on, absolutely on target.
If you are still here, here's a little bit to whet your appetite:
"As you might have guessed, I don't want to scrap what you might call big government. I distrust big business more than big government. But often enough the two entities have been bedfellows with silk sheets and matching toothbrushes, so I'm willing to meet you halfway. I'll meet you in a community garden. Community gardens close the loop, decentralize power, and let people help people, addressing issues that differ from region to region. They improve our physical health and increase self-reliance. With greater strength of the community mind and body, we're better able to deflect the buzz and hype of anyone that does not have our best interests at heart. We The People can do that."
Radical thinking at it's best.
Oh, and if you thought my idea that keeping kids warm, well-fed and safe was a means to a brighter future was idealistic or simplistic, go read this. Even the Washington Post agrees with me.