It had to come, and it has. A Tea Party coalition in Philadelphia has taken on the far-Left OWS movement. The OWS called for a boycott of retail establishments on Black Friday. The Tea Party group correctly identified the motivation of the OWS. It issued a press release.
A coalition of conservative groups, representing tens of thousands of citizens, has announced “BUYcott Black Friday” to draw attention to the need for Americans to help the U.S. economy, businesses, and the jobless by shopping on, traditionally, the busiest retail day of the year.
The call by Liberate Philadelphia/Liberate America is in response to plans by members of the Occupy Wall Street movement to bring a halt to the American economy on “Black Friday” by boycotting malls and corporate stores (see Washington Post Article/Occupy Boycott).
“At a time when our economy is most fragile and ratings agencies are talking about another downgrade of the U.S. credit rating, it’s completely irresponsible for Occupy Wall Street to attempt to bring the U.S. economy to a halt on the busiest shopping day of the year,” says Liberate organizer, John Sullivan, spokesman for the Cherry Hill Area Tea Party.
A Black Friday protest is not new, Liberate Philadelphia/Liberate America notes. Adbusters — the group that inspired the Occupy movement — has previously hosted “Buy Nothing Day” and advocated making no purchases on Black Friday.
“Occupy’s call for a boycott this time around could gain more traction because the group has a cadre of followers who want to make American businesses and employers the scapegoat for all the woes of the U.S. economy,” said Mr. Sullivan.
Liberate Philadelphia/Liberate America was established in early October, at the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street movement, to counter Occupy’s anti-free market and sometimes anarchistic message. . . .
Its mission is to inform the general public regarding the principles of limited government and the free enterprise system.