I believe the only reason that these tea parties have not been stopped by the government is because they dont want to cause any people to be unhappy with their governing skills beyond what they already are. If they stopped the parties they would have people rioting and the government would fall. Does it deserve to stand any longer if it doesnt reflect the ideals of the people but the ideals of the government officials? The attack by pirates on the American merchant marine ship was caused by people believing that are country is weak. What have we done to prove them wrong? All we did was let the hostages take care of themselves. We could have helped them and possibly have taken care of the captain and let everyone come home, but maybe we are weak. What Will it end with have we lost the war before it started?