I’ve watched the various news coverage of the development of the Tea Party movement and the rallies, demonstrations and obvious racism displayed by these people. It seems they are simply a right wing hate group who want to seize control of the government, enslave blacks again (along with Hispanics and any other people of color, and demonstrate violently, destroying and defacing property when they don’t get their way.
The Tea Party first came to light in February 2009 when they protested the TARP bill signed by President George W. Bush. They made themselves heard asking for ridiculous things like smaller government, lower taxes, less spending by the government, lowering the debt and deficit, and living by the Constitution.
They went to town hall meetings to protest the health care bill before it was passed. They were angry, ugly, destroyed things, threatened the representatives and even became violent, beating a man for passing out flags…. Oh, wait - that was the SEIU beating a Tea Party member for passing out “Don’t Tread On Me” flags.
Tea Party rallies have turned into loud, ugly gatherings which, when over, leave the area trashed, littered with garbage and graffiti… Oh wait - that never happened. In fact, city officials have been amazed by the lack of any signs of the gathering after they are over because everything has been picked up and put in containers or taken away by the members.
The Tea Party movement is obviously racist. Their motto to “take back our country” is code for removing the black man from the White House. It is called the “White” House, after all. Tea Party members hate people of color – any color. They hate blacks. They hate the poor Mexican people who are coming to America, just as our own ancestors did, looking for a better life. They hate Muslims who are merely asking to be left alone and getting violent only because the United States interferes in their business and their way of life. Yep – the racist, white Tea Party hates everyone who isn’t white. They may as well wear white sheets and hoods to their meetings…. Oh wait – there are many people of color in their ranks. In fact, Kenneth Gladney, the black man who was beaten by the SEIU members in St. Louis, was chastised afterward by the Missouri chapter of the NAACP for not being black enough. Gladney was called an Uncle Tom and one NAACP official said he wouldn’t call him a “brother” because he associates with Europeans (white folk) and they (the NAACP) called for charges against the SEIU members to be dropped.
The main stream media refuses to focus their cameras on people of color in the Tea Party movement. I wonder why that is? Certainly there have been instances where racists have shown up at Tea Party rallies. The main stream media likes to focus on these people and depict the entire movement as such. Yet if they would take the time to interview the people of color who are in the group they would be proved wrong in their racism theories. They just can’t seem to find any. I wonder why that is when other networks have no trouble find them?
Of course the Tea Party hates Mexicans. They want to seal the borders and keep those dirty, brown-skinned people from coming into the United States. These people are only trying to better themselves by taking advantage of the vast opportunities in the U.S. and the only possible reason the Tea Party wants to stop them is because of their skin color. I have liberal friends who have told that very fact. Except… the only thing the Tea Party ever objects to as far as immigration is concerned is that people need to be prevented from coming into the country illegally and the violence associated with this illegal entry needs to be stopped. It has nothing to do with skin color and everything to do with right and wrong, legal and illegal and peaceful assimilation into our society instead of getting here any way they can. People living near our Southern border are being warned by our Federal government not to venture near the border for their own safety. I’m having trouble understanding how that’s even acceptable.
The Tea Party hates Muslims. Muslims are not only mostly brown-skinned people but they have a different religion that doesn’t agree with Christianity and they simply want the Christian world to leave them alone. If we leave them alone they will leave us alone. Oh wait – radical Islam has declared war on the Western world. They blow up innocent people. They hijacked planes on 9/11 and killed over 3000 people. There are many Muslim people in this country who give financial support to these terrorists and there were some who cheered when the twin towers fell.
Tea Party members don’t hate Muslims. Tea Party members are wary and defensive when it comes to radical Islam. They understand the threat is real and that it will not go away by trying to make nice with the terrorists. Tea Party members live in the real world and don’t try to sugar coat things like some others do. Tea Party members don’t view the world through rose colored glasses and they’re not afraid to let you know that.
Tea Party members want a smaller, less intrusive government. They want the government to spend less, reduce the national debt and the deficit and pay less in taxes. They love to give tax cuts to the rich and make the poor and middle class pay for everything. They hate social programs and would rather see granny and the poor starve than to let them collect any money from the government. They would do away with all social programs and only the rich would survive. They would cut unemployment for those out of work and let them starve as well. And the great infrastructure improvement programs created by the President that have employed thousands would be cancelled if Tea Party members have their way. They hate progress. That’s obvious by the fact that they want to live by that 200 year old Constitution – a document that was never intended to be relevant in 2011. Oh, wait…
The Tea Party does indeed want a smaller, less intrusive government. They believe in freedom and believe the government should stay out of your home, your personal life and your wallet as much as possible. They understand that one way to lower the debt and deficit is to stop paying so many government employees. (The new health care bill created thousands of new positions at the IRS.) They believe there is a place and purpose for social programs but that they are getting far too big and too numerous and that the government is creating a society of dependency instead of encouraging independence and self rule.
The Tea Party believes the government should stop spending money they do not have and stop printing money to cover it. It seems the government has never heard of inflation – one of the things that happens when they print more money than they can cover. Our dollar is falling in value around the world and there is now talk of replacing it as the world’s reserve currency.
As for that silly thing called the Constitution – Tea Party members live in a dream world where that old, wrinkled document still has relevance in today’s society. As if Thomas Jefferson ever believed it would last this long, they revere it as still holding the rules for our government to live by. How ridiculous is that?
The Constitution was written with the future in mind. Thomas Jefferson and the other founders understood that government power corrupts and that larger, more intrusive government needed to be prevented if possible. Some people say the Constitution is no longer relevant in today’s society but they can’t point out which parts of it we need to dismiss, except maybe the portion that says representation and direct taxation will be apportioned with non-free persons counting for 3/5ths. This language originally meant slaves but was changed by the 14th amendment. Since there are no "non-free" persons anymore this clause is irrelevant but you cannot remove the language from the original document. Should it then be re-written? The Tea Party believes it doesn’t need to be re-written nor should the courts be writing legislation from the bench. The Constitution can be amended to meet the needs of today’s society but the original document was ingenious and has worked for well over 200 years.
All in all the Tea Party is an American Rights group who wants to preserve freedom for all and get the government to control itself, even to the point of reducing its size and power over the individual. They don’t hate anyone and invite all to join their cause. Those who say otherwise are simply wrong.