Unique and marvelous – the Tea Party movement 4

Is the Tea Party movement the only truly spontaneous uprising of a great part of a nation in all recorded history?

It arose and spread with amazing speed. It inspires ever more supporters. No one worked at it. No one manipulates it. It could surely only have arisen where there was an existing spirit of freedom among the people, and a consciousness of the profound value of freedom. And that could only be in America.

It intends and does no harm to any person, only to oppressive impoverishing government. It unites men and women of widely diverse occupations and backgrounds. It is peaceful and good-humored – yet there is passion in it too, as shows in this article by Sandy Rios from which we extract a part:

This president should never have been elected… he does not love this country like you do or I do … Could an enemy do more to dismantle and destroy it? His mentors from the earliest years were leftists … from his mother and father to his Communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. Barack Obama has never been enamored with the America he has never known. The hero of his mentors was the old Soviet Union. Why else would he bargain away our nuclear power to Russia, an entity far past its prime except for the romanticism that comes with being raised with Marxist ideals?

Why else would he implement economic policies that create and sustain unemployment, institute unsustainable debt, reward non-contributors and punish the ambitious, wealth creators? Why else would he dismantle the world’s greatest medical system, dooming healthcare to mediocrity, medical innovation and research to a standstill, hamstring the nation’s space exploration, prevent the exploration of our own energy supply … implement crippling cap-and-trade policies to further break our economic backs, all the while feigning he’s doing the opposite?

We will not survive the policies of this president. If we don’t rise up as our forefathers did 234 years ago, we will lose what they sacrificed for and, make no mistake, many of them lost almost everything they had in the pursuit of freedom. We will have lost the freedoms they sacrificed for in addition to what we have worked to achieve, but most of all lost that which our children and grandchildren will never have even experienced.

We are at a tipping point. Either we turn this American ship around quickly, or we will all go down with it. …

Out with the czars … the sexual radicals like Kevin Jennings, “Safe School Czar” who believes in sex between children and adults. And Chai Feldblum who wrote the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to assure that people of all sexual deviancies cannot be discriminated against even in public schools.

Out with the tyrants in Congress who would punish corporations who dare to disagree with the administration’s policies.

Out with the leaders of ACORN and the SEIU who break the law to steal elections and destroy American institutions with impunity.

Out with the lawyers at Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder who protect terrorists and put their own citizens at risk … who release members of the New Black Panthers charged with intimidating voters while placing law abiding citizens on special watch lists.

Out with a president who treats our friends like enemies and our enemies like friends … who bows to the Saudi Prince and the Chinese President, who gives flowery speeches to the Arab world claiming America is a Muslim nation, while disrespecting and degrading our own traditions. …

Out with a president who wishes his nation weaker … one who sets about to make it so.

Yes, the tipping point is fragile and if we tip the other way, we will find out readily what it’s like to not be a military superpower, as terrorists and rogue nations gladly take us up on our weakness.

We will find out what sustained and increasing unemployment is like, what poverty for more Americans looks like—more stores boarded, more businesses failing, more government handouts until they dwindle when there are no more so-called rich to provide them. We will find out what less freedom to express ideas and opinions is like, restrictions on conservative talk radio and alternative media, minimal healthcare, seniors neglected and dying earlier, the privileged political class at the front of the medical lines—all lines for that matter. And the American ship sinking into the abyss of poverty and obscurity.

What separates us from those two paths? It is, simply put … the Tea Party movement. It is their insistence on continuing to be able to speak the truth, to make their own choices, to voice their opposition to a tyrannical government, to defend the constitution and exercise their First amendment rights in public protest.

Who do you think is energizing this country? Is it the politicians in Washington? Is it the Republican leadership? No, they are motivated by this movement. While some have been lulled to sleep by the opium of power, others want to do what’s right and the energy of the Tea Party Patriots has given them the courage to speak up and fight.

Yes, the Tea Party movement is unique. May it provide an example to be followed by oppressed people in other times and places.

Posted under Commentary, Conservatism, liberty, United States by Jillian Becker on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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  • Doon

    I hate to disillusion you, but the Tea Party has been hi-jacked by the corporate-lobbyist complex and being used for the political advantage of those already in power. Too bad.

  • Future4seen

    I am an atheist and helped form the Tea Party in my town. I stepped down as a core member when the group became 60% political and 40% God. I still keep up with what they are doing and support them as a political influence. It is hard to swallow some of the religious aspects of the group but the truth is they are attracting a lot of people with conservative views who will vote in November. God or no God, they for the most part support the same candidates I do. I don't care how it is done as long as we reverse the Government's direction and get back to Conservatism.

  • bill

    I am more in agreement with NoCountryForYoungMen here. I think it's just skepticism. Sara Palin is very religious and brings up “God” a lot and is trying to call the Tea Party as her own. I am not inclined to like her. She is not old time conservative. Old Time conservative is pre-Moral Majority – before religion hijacked the Republican Party. I am a radical atheist. I don't adopt the mores of the social conservatives based on the fact that they are anti-left. I objectively assessed the religious morality. I do not agree with some of them, including some of the “Ten Commandments.” I have seen some atheist conservative websites agree with ALL of the social conservatism WITHOUT question. That makes me very suspicious of whether the person/people running that site are actually using their minds or are religious trolls.

    I think the spontaneous revolution is not with this perceived freedom movement -t he tea party, but a freedom movement ahead that has yet to form. It will be consistent, a combination of libertarianism and voluntaryism (Carl Watner/Wendy McElroy and the non-political side of Harry Browne – “How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World.”).

  • NoCountryForYoungMen

    Rather than being in defence of freedom, the tea party movement could just as easily form the base of a new uneducated american theocratic fascism. Personally I don't think Atheist Conservatives should even strategically support this movement… voting for the libertarian party for me seems to be the only option of passive political involvement even if I don't like voting for anyone who is not atheist or agnostic (I think the party leader is a christian if I remember correctly), or their extreme unrealistic non-interventionism/isolationism .