Tea Party Part Two

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So in my endless quest for knowledge I wanted to get to the bottom of this whole Tea Party thing. I went to the website and was met with a popup to “JOIN THE FIRST BRIGADE” by donating $10.00. After quickly exiting out of that window I clicked on the “core values” and this is what I read.

  1. Fiscal Responsibility
  2. Constitutionally Limited Government
  3. Free Markets

Okay, so whats wrong with all that. Those sound like traditional Conservative values right? Oh wait, lets keep reading.

“Fiscal Responsibility by government honors and respects the freedom of the individual to spend the money that is the fruit of their own labor. A constitutionally limited government, designed to protect the blessings of liberty, must be fiscally responsible or it must subject its citizenry to high levels of taxation that unjustly restrict the liberty our Constitution was designed to protect. Such runaway deficit spending as we now see in Washington D.C. compels us to take action as the increasing national debt is a grave threat to our national sovereignty and the personal and economic liberty of future generations. "

Hmm.. Interesting. Correct me if I am wrong, but didnt President Obama Inherit the defecit, I am pretty certain that he didnt create it. Where was the tea party movement when President Bush was in office spending billions of dollars on an unjustified war? Or spending billions of dollars on No Child Left Behind? Or spending billions of dollars on other crap? Where were these patriots back then?

Ok.. lets keep moving.

“Constitutionally Limited Government: We, the members of The Tea Party Patriots, are inspired by our founding documents and regard the Constitution of the United States to be the supreme law of the land. We believe that it is possible to know the original intent of the government our founders set forth, and stand in support of that intent. Like the founders, we support states’ rights for those powers not expressly stated in the Constitution. As the government is of the people, by the people and for the people, in all other matters we support the personal liberty of the individual, within the rule of law. "

Great, you support personal liberty! Then why my friends do you continually bash people sexual preferences, and reduce homosexuals to non-humans, unnatural sinners? Why do you continually bash peoples religious preferences, and are convinced that all muslims aim to destroy America? Perhaps that should be rephrased to state “we supor the personal liberty of white conservative americans. "

“Free Markets: A free market is the economic consequence of personal liberty. The founders believed that personal and economic freedom were indivisible, as do we. Our current government’s interference distorts the free market and inhibits the pursuit of individual and economic liberty. Therefore, we support a return to the free market principles on which this nation was founded and oppose government intervention into the operations of private business. "

Quite frankly I didnt hear anyone complaining when their fathers and husbands jobs were saved at Ford after the US Government bailed them out, along with the banks, etc. If the system works so well then why the hell were we at a verge of complete financial collapse?

The bottom line is that this website appears to be an innocent, political movement, but I highly doubt that the members have even read the constitution. Honestly, our country was founded on the slave trade, christian values, white mens rights, and farming. How in the world can you apply these things to the current situation? There has to be interpretation to update how the constitution applies to the modern world.

George Washington warned against having a standing army and meddling in other peoples business, then why isnt the tea party protesting the war in Iraq and Afghanistan? The founding fathers believed in a separation of church and state, then why in the hell do these patriots insist upon citing the bible every time a moral issue comes up int he court of law.

It really makes no sense. At all - Welcome to the Tea Party - bigotry in Action.

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