Yes. America is still the land of the free and the home of the brave but we need action now! Our politicians, whether they are Republicans or Democrats do not represent us. Rather they represent the interests of their party and more imprtantly to them their own pockets.
"[Some] seem to think that [civilization's] advance has brought on too complicated a state of society, and that we should gain in happiness by treading back our steps a little way. I think, myself, that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious. I believe it might be much simplified to the relief of those who maintain it." --Thomas Jefferson to William Ludlow, 1824. ME 16:75
The role of the government is to protect the property of its people. This is a role that our government forgot long ago. With the enactment of the federal personal income tax the government was granted the right to take the fruits of our labor, which is our property, and redistribute it as it sees fit. Since the 1930's we have enacted more entitlement programs than we can afford, which has had disastrous results for our country. Our politicians will never admit this fact because they want to be reelected. They have forgotten that they are supposed to be in politics to serve the people not to gain more power for themselves. The fact of the matter is that in order to pay for all of these entitlement programs we borrow money and much like the homeowner who borrowed against the equity in their house to pay the mortgage there simply isn't anymore money left to borrow. Our politicians are as Jefferson so aptly put it "parasites" living on the fruits of our labor and it needs to stop now. One day our children will look at us with disdain because we have sold away their futures and were not willing to sacrifice today for their tomorrow.
"The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men" -Plato
On the 4th of July, our Independence day, thousands of tea party rallies were held around the country to say enough is enough. In Morristown, New Jersey several thousand gathered, on the same ground that the Washington once did, to say as one "we will not take it anymore". http://blog.nj.com/njv_mark_diionno/2009/07/growing_numbers_at_antitax_tea.html