The Tea Party Imperative

The acolytes of Big Government insult both our intelligence and character, when they insist trillion-dollar deficits are the only alternative to despair.  The energy roaring beneath the surface of the Tea Party movement springs from the growing realization that expensive government never works.  The entire concept is a fraud.  It doesn’t matter who tries it, or how noble their intentions are.  The entrenched political elite would be much better off if their fantasies of surly voters driven by personal animosity toward President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi were true.  This movement is powerful precisely because it’s not shallow.

No one welcomes the understanding that a system they have lived under their entire lives, built over the course of a century, is fatally flawed and headed for collapse.  This knowledge is a heavy burden.  The Tea Party is determined, not spiteful.  It’s about renewal, not doom… demanding better from the political and media elite, not lashing out with blind fury as the light fades from America’s eyes.

This is the Tea Party imperative: No more politicians voting for legislation they haven’t written, or denouncing state laws they haven’t read.  No more billion-dollar environmentalist con jobs.  No more programs that can never be repealed.  No more fraudulent candidates.  No more illusory “moderate Democrats” representing a party that abandoned every plausible claim of “moderation” when it rammed the health-care monstrosity down our throats.  No more “moderate Republicans” cutting deals with a system only a few years away from crashing down on all our heads.

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15 Responses to The Tea Party Imperative

  1. skeeter says:

    “No one welcomes the understanding that a system they have lived under their entire lives, built over the course of a century, is fatally flawed and headed for collapse. This knowledge is a heavy burden. The Tea Party is determined, not spiteful. It’s about renewal, not doom… demanding better from the political and media elite, not lashing out with blind fury as the light fades from America’s eyes.”

    Yes, the burden is too heavy to bear. Socialism and communism is the cancer that now infects the world. “Democracy” said Marx, “Is the road to socialism”. “Socialism is not a political system, it is a way of distributing goods and services”. BS! Socialism (Marxisim) is mob control, the means by which the masses are kept in check under the statis rule. Military forces.

    In America, the US Constitution was the determining factor in checks and balances against big government. Socialism is the means by which one man, one party, determines the means by which people are governed, dominated, IE ruled and controlled.

    The light is not fading from America’s eyes. Rather America is now seeing for the first time what it means to be dominated, not governed, something that almost all governments of the world have already experienced and rebuked.

    As much as I hate the White Supremist and the KKK, I will agree, maybe “This is the best thing that could have happened to the USA”. Let them see what it means to be “ruled” by a race of paople that hate the majority of the American populace.

  2. Skeeter,

    “Race” is not the real issue. Ideology is.

    I put “race” in quotes, because I don’t believe we are divided into different “races”. I believe we are all one “race”… one Human race.

    Yes, there are those who Use Racism In Order To Form A More Socialist Union, but I stand against racism and against socialism/communism… just like President Ronald Reagan stood against both of those evils in his “Evil Empire” speech.

    There is no room for racism, anti-Semitism, or other forms of ethnic and racial hatred in this country.

    I know that you’ve been horrified, as have I, by the resurgence of some hate groups preaching bigotry and prejudice. Use the mighty voice of your pulpits and the powerful standing of your churches to denounce and isolate these hate groups in our midst. The commandment given us is clear and simple: “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

    But whatever sad episodes exist in our past, any objective observer must hold a positive view of American history, a history that has been the story of hopes fulfilled and dreams made into reality. Especially in this century, America has kept alight the torch of freedom, but not just for ourselves but for millions of others around the world.

    And this brings me to my final point today. During my first press conference as President, in answer to a direct question, I pointed out that, as good Marxist-Leninists, the Soviet leaders have openly and publicly declared that the only morality they recognize is that which will further their cause, which is world revolution. I think I should point out I was only quoting Lenin, their guiding spirit, who said in 1920 that they repudiate all morality that proceeds from supernatural ideas — that’s their name for religion — or ideas that are outside class conceptions. Morality is entirely subordinate to the interests of class war. And everything is moral that is necessary for the annihilation of the old, exploiting social order and for uniting the proletariat.

    Well, I think the refusal of many influential people to accept this elementary fact of Soviet doctrine illustrates a historical reluctance to see totalitarian powers for what they are. We saw this phenomenon in the 1930s. We see it too often today.

  3. Birther Lover says:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2010/06/my-country-tis-of-me/8088/

    “‘Personal responsibility’ has been a great conservative theme in recent decades, in response to the growth of the welfare state. It is a common theme among TPPs—even in response to health-care reform, as if losing your job and then getting cancer is something you shouldn’t have allowed to happen to yourself. But these days, conservatives far outdo liberals in excusing citizens from personal responsibility. To the TPPs, all of our problems are the fault of the government, and the government is a great “other,” a hideous monster over which we have no control. It spends our money and runs up vast deficits for mysterious reasons all its own. At bottom, this is a suspicion not of government but of democracy. After all, who elected this monster?

    This kind of talk is doubly self-indulgent. First, it’s just not true. Second, it’s obviously untrue. The government’s main function these days is writing checks to old people. These checks allow people to retire and pursue avocations such as going to Tea Party rallies. This basic fact about the government is no great secret. In fact, it’s a huge cliché, robably available more than once in an average day’s newspaper. But the Tea Party Patriots feel free to ignore it and continue serving up rhetoric about “the audaciousness and arrogance of our government,” and calling for the elimination of the Federal Reserve Board or drastic restraints on the power of the Internal Revenue Service.”

  4. “Birther Lover”,
    Since you want to just comment with something someone else wrote, perhaps I should reply with a link to where other people responded to that very quote, along with some others:
    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/05/18/quotes-of-the-day-354/comment-page-1/#comments

  5. But, I’ll take the effort to actually write an original comment in response to your cut-and-paste.

    1) You link to an article titled “My Country, Tis of Me”, and subtitled “There’s nothing patriotic about the Tea Party Patriots.” Have you forgotten that you and this author are among the same liberals who 4 years ago were preaching, “Dissent IS Patriotic!” and even had T-shirts made to go along with their “Impeach Bush” and other liberal protest T-shirts.

    2) Long before Obama called Tea Party Patriots “Teabaggers”, he himself was the original “Teabagger”. No, I’m not talking about this, I’m talking about this:

    But my journey is part of a larger journey – one shared by all who’ve ever sought to apply the values of their faith to our society. It’s a journey that takes us back to our nation’s founding, when none other than a UCC church inspired the Boston Tea Party and helped bring an Empire to its knees.

    - Barack Hussein Obama

    3) You quote:

    It is a common theme among TPPs—even in response to health-care reform, as if losing your job and then getting cancer is something you shouldn’t have allowed to happen to yourself. But these days, conservatives far outdo liberals in excusing citizens from personal responsibility. To the TPPs, all of our problems are the fault of the government, and the government is a great “other,” a hideous monster over which we have no control. It spends our money and runs up vast deficits for mysterious reasons all its own. At bottom, this is a suspicion not of government but of democracy. After all, who elected this monster?

    Democratic Socialists claim to love and support democracy… until the majority disagrees with their agenda. That’s when the Democratic Socialists show their true colors… they are Marxist-Leninists, not Democrats, and they care as much for Democracy as Lenin did.

    Obama ran like Reagan…

    Barack Obama won the White House by campaigning against an unpopular incumbent in a time of economic anxiety and lingering foreign policy concerns. He offered voters an upbeat message, praised the nation as a land of opportunity, promised tax cuts to just about everyone, and overcame doubts about his experience with a strong performance in the presidential debates.

    Does this sound familiar? It should. Mr. Obama followed the approach that worked for Ronald Reagan. His victory confirmed that voters still embrace the guiding beliefs of the Reagan era.

    Many of those who voted for Obama (and the other Democratic Socialists) voted for “HOPE” and “CHANGE”… they mistakenly thought “HOPE” and “CHANGE” meant a return to Reganism, not a “fundamental transformation” toward Marxism-Leninism.

    You think the people who “elected this monster” want government-run healthcare? Think again. Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters nationwide favor repeal of the health care law. That’s the highest level of support for repeal yet measured.

    If the Democrats (Democratic Socialists) were really interested in Democracy and governing (rather than Leninism and “ruling”), they would repeal “Obamacare”.

  6. Aaron says:

    So another sinister-winger decides to chime in against the TEA Party; and he didn’t immediately go for the race-card!!! That’s one step away from the kool-aid, only another 999 to go.

    Now let’s examine his claims. Upfront note, I pull my statistics from a well known Gallup (who normally lean slightly left, BTW) poll found here:
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/127181/tea-partiers-fairly-mainstream-demographics.aspx

    First, your claim to the TEA Party consisting of mainly elder retirees living on Social Security(SS). It was right in the part about, “The government’s main function these days is writing checks to old people. These checks allow people to retire and pursue avocations such as going to Tea Party rallies.” Hmmm…really? Only 24% of the movement consists of retirees. Compare that to the US general population, which is 23% retirees and…you’re free to sweep the remains of that claim away from the discussion.

    Second is BL’s insinuation that all the talk of government’s “audaciousness” and arrogance (his word, not mine) is rhetoric–and therefore untrue. The facts also undermine this one. $787,000,000,000 in a “stimulus package”; $154,000,000,000 for a “jobs bill”; $1,000,000,000,000 for “healthcare reform” adds up to $1,941,000,000,000 spent for no real benefit. It’s pretty audacious and arrogant to waste that much tax money on one-party pet projects when said party is sending the bill to the tax-payers.

    The “Community Reinvestment Act” signed into law by Clinton caused the economic crash of 2008. That was the government’s fault. The policies and laws signed by FDR prolonged and deepened the Great Depression, making it last all the way until WWII. That was the government’s fault. $12.1T (and growing) of money we don’t have spent by the government. That is the government’s fault. The “Environmental Protection Act” signed by Nixon caused oil prices to skyrocket. That was the government’s fault. The government’s move off of the gold standard for our currency has caused ridiculous inflation since 1970. That was the government’s fault. Medicare has directly caused healthcare costs to skyrocket. That is the government’s fault. The Government is hardly some easy target “boogeyman” to blame. Most problems REALLY ARE the government’s fault.

    Finally, the TEA Party doesn’t call our form of government a democracy, and wants to avoid it. Democracy is a collection of bees sitting in a hive constantly voting for more honey. Democracy is two wolves and one lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty, which is what the TEA Party aims for, is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

  7. the TEA Party doesn’t call our form of government a democracy, and wants to avoid it.

    I mostly agree, but have one area where I disagree. There is a limited role for democracy to play in our Constitutional Republic…

    The only part of our Constitutional Republic that was explicitly set up to be elected Democratically by the people, and to run as a pure Democracy where the majority rules and the minority has no real power to stop the majority, is the House of Representatives… “the People’s House”. The only office to which you must be elected democratically, and cannot be appointed, is the office of Representative. Senators can be appointed, and we’ve even had a President who was appointed, not elected (Gerald Ford).

    There is a place for pure Democracy in our government, and that place is the House of Representatives. But that’s it. That piece of Democracy is checked and balanced by the Senate, where the minority has the power to filibuster and otherwise restrain an out-of control majority. And those two pieces, of course, combine to form only one branch of our Republican government, and are checked and balanced by the other two branches.

    A relevant prior post…
    Republic, Not Democracy

  8. The “Community Reinvestment Act” signed into law by Clinton caused the economic crash of 2008.

    I completely agree with that, and I’ve had enough of the Democratic Socialists blaming the economic crash of 2008 on Bush.

    Bush and the Republicans pushed for increased oversight of Fannie & Freddie, and it was the Democrats who blocked it!

    The Democrats created the problem, enlarged the problem, and prevented Republican attempts to lessen the problem.

    But all Obama, Pelosi, and Reid want to do is blame Bush, blame Bush, blame Bush!

    And always keep in mind that Obama ASKED Bush to request the 2nd half of the TARP money. Bush got the blame, Obama got the money.

  9. Aaron says:

    If you really consider it, we have had a number of Presidents who were appointed if you consider those who took office when a sitting president dies or became severely ill. Ford was the only one who took office following a president who specifically resigned before the end of his term.

  10. Aaron,
    I’m not counting VP’s who were elected to the office of VP and then rose to the Presidency. Ford is unique in that he was appointed to the the office of VP and then rose to the Presidency. He held the office of President and Commander-in-Chief without having been elected either President or Vice-President.

  11. Aaron says:

    Interesting, I did not know that about Gerald Ford. I forgot that Nixon’s VP was Agnew, not Ford. However, I never really dove into Ford’s pathway to the VP office (and later Presidency).

  12. Classic Ronald Reagan vs. Present-Day Democrats

  13. Video: Democrats insist “nothing wrong” at Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac in 2004
    posted at 9:50 am on September 29, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

    Ed comments on that same video…

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