Nancy Pelosi has given her seal of approval for the Tea Party Caucus in the house. That is wonderful, right? I think not. I don’t in any way think that Michele Bachmann is not committed to conservative principles; I truly believe that she is. That is not the issue. The issue is does the Tea Party want to become just another lobbying type group?
The beauty of the Tea Party as I see it is the grassroots movement of it all. I am not naïve enough to believe that there are not corporate sponsors and some people pulling strings behind the scenes. But, for the most part the movement is about people who are worried about the type of country we are leaving for our children and grandchildren. People who put up their own money to travel to different events, buy books on the constitution and the founding of our country, and have informed themselves on legislation and how the congress works.
Being located in the DC area, I have had the pleasure of attending virtually all the tea parties about the healthcare reform law. I personally met Michele Bachmann on two occasions. I believe that she is very committed to ridding our government of big spending policies that fall outside the prevue of the constitutional powers of the federal government, and would like to see more power returned to the states where they rightly belong.
One of the things that attracted me to the Tea Party movement is the fact that people are standing up and saying no to an out-of-control federal government. So many of us have been screaming at our televisions for years now, but didn’t do much else. We actually got up off our couches and have started doing things about it.
The Tea Party movement needs to stay away from too closely aligning itself to any one politician and to one party. I realize that democrats are not, for the most part, willing to align themselves to neither movement nor do they really care about the same issues that we do, but that isn’t a good enough reason to align ourselves to politicians that have not proven to stand by these principles once they have the majority.
One of the main reasons we have this far left trifecta is because of the irresponsible behavior of the republicans when President Bush was spending money like a drunken sailor. So why should we trust them now? I am still not so sure that they have learned the lessons and the entire country is suffering due to their own overspending. I don’t think we should so easily allow the republican party to hi-jack this movement, they have yet to earn it.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek