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Coffee Anyone?

Posted by italco on March 14, 2010

We demand a government that responds to the needs of the majority of its citizens as expressed by our votes and by our voices; NOT corporate interests as expressed by misleading advertisements and campaign contributions.

We want a society in which democracy is treated as sacrosanct and ordinary citizens participate out of a sense of civic duty, civic pride, and a desire to contribute to society.  The Coffee Party is a call to action. Our Founding Fathers and Mothers gave us an enduring gift — Democracy — and we must use it to meet the challenges that we face as a nation. http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/content/about-us

Unlike their Tea Party counterparts, who want a smaller government with less influence, coffee partiers believe government can provide solutions, and they want politicians to work together in a more civilised way.

“We need to get together as citizens and show them [politicians] that we can sit down and talk about these issues; that we can solve problems and develop solutions; that we may not agree on everything, but that we can agree on a lot,” says Mr Clayton. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8566574.stm

Despite the reactionist origins of her group, Park says the Coffee Party doesn’t want to be seen as the anti-Tea Party. Like the grass-roots conservative movement, Park says people drawn to the Coffee Party feel the federal government doesn’t represent them, either. The two groups might even have a lot to talk about.

“I think it’s important for us to actually meet with people who identify themselves as Tea Party members and sit down and have coffee or tea with them,” she says.

“In fact, after they dumped tea into the harbor, the Continental Congress declared coffee the national drink,” Park adds. “That became the solution to the problem.”  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124648089&ft=1&f=1003

I am very happy to see a movement like this come along at the exact time it is needed.

No progress or even positive change will come with the anger of the right and the gloating on the left.  

We need to find the center and have civil discussions.

We need “tolerance” and solutions.

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3 Responses to “Coffee Anyone?”

  1. Auntiebjw said

    Italco!!! You know, I was just thinking the other day that real Americans drink coffee. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the news about the coffee party.

    AuntieB

    • italco said

      Nice to see you Auntie… I look forward to the day we can actually set down across from each other and have a cup of coffee.

  2. italco said

    Tolerance is the key to bridge the gap, work together, and find solutions.

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