Many years ago I tried getting involved in The Fair Tax movement. I will not say what state, but I tried calling various leaders in various positions. I heard finger pointing, nervous cackling, Gabby Hayes doing his indignant rant from Blazing Saddles. One lady went to tears blubbering I can not find anybody. Sounded like Lucille Ball's early sitcoms. There were no John Waynes. There were no Winston Churchills.
So flaw # 1 in the movement - Leadership or lack of.
I finally got directed to national headquarters in Houston. I did however talk to a young gentleman there who did not sound like he was old enough to drink a beer. I was trying to find out if there were any positions for a paid spokesman to run around the country and perhaps spread the word and coordinate all the different groups together. The answer I got there was no, the only paid people in Fair Tax was the office he was in. This did not conjure great feelings of joy.
Flaw # 2 in the movement - no funding in the right places to send PR people out there to spider web it together.
With so many little pockets of Fair Tax all over the country, there is no cohesiveness. Why are unions so strong? They band together. With this not organizing on a greater level, where's the spearhead that will ever be heard? So far, for the most part this is a glorified bitch fest with not the right passion behind it. I am not talking about self righteous indignation.
Flaw # 3 - No spearheaded passion
I ran this by one of the Fair Tax leaders recently, a Marilyn Rickert. She agreed with me. So to size it up folks - no bucks to fight the war properly, no William Wallaces (Braveheart)
Excuse the frankness or not. i am just tellin it like it is.