Summary: The long recession has brought forth episodes of oppression and lawlessness that cry out for citizen activism. Another Tea Party. But we snooze on. Here’s one such, and reports of the some embers of the Republic which still burn brightly. At the end are conclusions and links (for those who would like to know more).
Here’s an opportunity for the Tea Party. Or for a Tea Party. A large-scale injustice by powerful institutions against middle America, something deserving populist action. Somewhat like the East India’s Company’s mercantilist policies in colonial America, supported by an unrepresentative government in London. It looks like mass fraud and perjury in the foreclosing of homes, now supported by a large body of court documents.
Today’s Tea Party movement was born of opposition to the bank bailouts, so this would be a natural for them. Except that they’ve been totally co-opted by power elites, so their primary interests are preventing health care reform or lower taxes for the rich.
But there are still a few representatives who actually represent their constituents. Such as Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL), who wrote to the Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court:
I am disturbed by the increasing reports of predatory ‘foreclosure mills’ in Florida. The New York Times and Mother Jones have both recently reported on the rampant and widespread practices of document fraud and forgery involved in mortgage assignments. My staff has spoken with multiple foreclosure specialists and attorneys in Florida who confirm these reports.