In the aftermath of the wildly successful tea parties (follow the link for lots of great pictures over at Not PC), there is another much-less-touted protest happening tomorrow- The End the Fed Protests, Saturday April 25, 2009. I highly encourage you, if you are able, to find and attend a protest in your area.
There are far fewer of these and I'm sure they'll be much smaller, but they strike to the root of what is enabling all of the runaway spending happening in Washington- the abuses and unrestrained power of the Federal Reserve, a secretive, private, central bank with no checks and balances. It is time for We The People to be the check and the balance.
Visit the EndTheFed website for more information and see if there's a protest happening in your area. If not, you can (and should!) still participate by calling your Congressmen and asking them to support H.R. 1207: The Federal Reserve Transparency Act- a bill to audit the Federal Reserve, or as stated in the bill itself:
To amend title 31, United States Code, to reform the manner in which the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is audited by the Comptroller General of the United States and the manner in which such audits are reported, and for other purposes.
It's only a page long, uses simple and understandable language, and is therefore clearly not designed to pull one over on the American people like the stimulus package that none of our congressmen read or were even given the chance to read.
For more information on the importance of H.R. 1207, here's a Politico.com article by the bill's sponsor, Rep. Ron Paul. Passage of this bill is one of the single most important, practical steps towards reigning in an out-of-control Washington, which is why these End the Fed protests are such a vital follow-up to the Tea Party protests.
This... is music to my ears.