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Tea party philosophy

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ghrit, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    From today's (10/16/10) WSJ -


    What do the tea partiers really want? The title of a recent book by two of the movement's leaders offers an answer: "Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto." The authors, Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe, write that "We just want to be free. Free to lead our lives as we please, so long as we do not infringe on the same freedom of others."

    Read the rest here, pretty good read.
    What Tea Partiers Really Want | By Jonathan Haidt - WSJ.com

    Another quote from the article -
    "Or look at the political issue that most enraged the early tea partiers. Messrs. Armey and Kibbe state categorically that it was not Mr. Obama's stimulus bill that turned millions into activists; it was Mr. Bush's bank bailout. "Many of us knew instinctually that the bailout was wrong," they write. "We understood that in order for capitalism to work we need to be able to not only keep the potential gains from the risks we take but also accept the losses that may come.""
    (I disagree with them here, the Bush bailout and zero's "stimulus" combined to cause the reaction. They are both culpable.)

  2. cornmonkey

    cornmonkey Monkey+

    See what happens when astro turf takes root, have a nice day mis p loosee. You and your minion's are about to get fired, new's flash America is not a socialist country if you want to live in one move across the border to south america. They love you all down there.
  3. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    It's pretty simple, we the people want the government to conform to the Constitution, to follow closely the intent of the Patriots that wrote it and gave us a Republic, not a democracy.
  4. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    As it should be in ANY country...No constitution=No country...or worse...
  5. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    Oregon votes by mail

    And we got our ballots today!
    Me and the Mrs. are going to do our part!
    Democrats, and that includes the ones wearing Republican suits, YOU'RE FIRED!
  6. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Fired? Sooo...you'll be taking a huge cannon to the ballots?... :D
  7. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Sadly, even after We The People 'fire' these societal leeches, they get a hefty life-long retirement benefit, far in excess of what Mr. and Mrs. Middle America will ever dream of.
    Wish we could truly send these Bi'sand Ba's to the soup line....... :rolleyes:
  8. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    I know that it's not right, but if we can get them out of government, I think it will be worth the cost.
  9. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    I just heard where one of the Dem congress critters in Kali spent 149 million of her own dollars on her campaign... I wonder what she projects to make in return by holding onto her legislative power?

    But she's doing it for the people! [slow]

  10. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    As always...... "Follow the money!" [monkeyeating]
  11. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    If I had 150 mils, I wouldn't even think about politics! Can you imagine how much SHTF prepping you could make with 150 mils?!?!? Enjoy life? Hunting, fishing, hiking, etc...
    Crazy rich people...I don't know if I should envy them, or pitty them...but I'm more inclined to pitty... :D
    And boy, when they fall... they fall BAD!!!
  12. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    They can afford to fail big, but we cannot....... :rolleyes:
  13. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    You think? However we fail, we fail small...unless we are in deep SHTF and we die...but when rich fail...grab a bag of popcorn, get comfy and enjoy the show!
  14. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Well, lets put it a different way.......

    When the Big & Rich fail, they pass the consequences onto the poor and middle class beneath them. Look at any politician, or a Big Business CEO who's company goes under - HE has his 'golden parachute'........

    When WE fail, we and our families suffer the consequences alone.
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