Tea Party terrorists?

Establishment Republicans are celebrating the defeat of a number of Tea Party candidates in early primaries.

In this regard they are no different than Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Al Sharpton, who repeatedly refer to the Tea Party as racist domestic terrorists. These attacks are reinforced by the Mainstream media, which parrots the Democrat party line.

The fact that old line Republicans and progressive Democrats join in their attacks on the Tea Party should make rational citizens dig deeper to see what it is that makes the Tea Party so dangerous.

First one must accept that the Tea Party is no political party at all.

There is no acknowledged leader (though many pretenders); there is no formal party; no one is registered to vote as a Tea Party member.

The Tea Party is more honestly described by a past generation’s moniker – The Silent Majority: average citizens that generally are not activists; that favor more traditional American values; that believe that government has an essential, but strictly limited role; and that, as themselves, government should live within its means.

This “Silent Majority” has twice as many adherents as either the far left or the far right.

What radical, domestic terrorist ideas does the Tea Party embrace that makes them a threat to the existing political landscape? It wants government to strictly honor the US Constitution.

Scour the published positions of any bona fide Tea Party speaker and there is nothing that can’t be found in the US Constitution that every federal and state legislative, executive, and judicial officer must swear to “preserve, protect, and defend” before they are delegated any government authority.

Three questions that every voter should answer before voting:

1. “If our elected officials honor their oath of office, how can our government have strayed so far from traditional American values?”

2. “If the Tea Party demands governance compliant to the US Constitution, how can it be a racist, domestic terrorist organization?”

3. “Why do the major political parties join together against the TEA Party movement?”

Vote wisely … while you still can.

Frank D. Banta

Newnan



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