Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Main Street is reasserting its power over the ruling class

Its inception was not a reaction to President Obama taking office, and it certainly has nothing to do with the politics of race. If Sen. John McCain had won the election, the Tea Party movement would have arrived on the scene just as quickly. The movement has nothing to do with Democrat versus Republican politics and power. It has everything to do with the American people versus the hubris of politics as usual in Washington. The existence of the Tea Party movement is Main Street America's indictment against the ruling class. The movement was in gestation for years, in the hearts and minds of a multitude of citizens concerned about the path down which progressive policies have been taking us. The pent-up reaction to our progressive government is enormous, with only a small portion now revealed, just as warm earth and a trickle of lava may presage a volcanic eruption. We are seeing the early stages of the eruption - not of violence and harsh words, but an eruption of sanity and reason, of stewardship and goodwill. We witness the dawn of the Tea Party movement not because someone has directed its members to participate in it through the machinations or stratagems of any political party, lobbying group or activist organization. Participants have emerged for one reason only:They know in their hearts and they feel in their souls the unalienable rights endowed by their Creator - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. At the same time, Tea Partiers sense that our present government seems increasingly antithetical toward these natural rights, and a threatening enmity exists...more

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