In 2009, the infamous Santelli Rant ignited a nationwide grassroots movement against wasteful government spending. Known as The Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party, the phenomenon spread like wildfire across the fruited plain, with the specific purpose of restoring Constitutional principles and fiscal sanity to Washington, D.C. By 2010, the everyday Americans who comprised the bulk of the Tea Party had made tremendous inroads by swinging the House of Representatives back to Republican control. It seemed that this political tour de force was well on its way to recapturing the Oval Office in 2012. But a funny thing happened on the road to the White House. What began as an earnest movement comprised of America-loving patriots was soon sabotaged by opportunists with a self-serving agenda. Combined with the naïveté of inexperienced candidates for office, nefarious schemes from Republican Party operatives, and a glaring lack of organization, it s no wonder the Tea Party s efforts to influence elections has fizzled out spectacularly. All is not lost, however. In his new book, Ego in a Tea Bag: How Greed, Corruption and Deceit Threaten a Great American Movement, author, blogger, and political activist Ken Crow delves into the roots of the Tea Party, exposes the profiteers of patriotism, and lays out a practical, workable plan for achieving the goal of limited government and securing the promise of the United States of America for generations to come.
It’s not easy protesting outside in Florida in the summer but that didn’t stop several patriots from facing the heat to stand up for our national sovereignty. To be very honest, I only stayed for about an hour, while just about everyone else I spoke with had been there for the entire time (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.).
Suffice it to say, these patriots have had it with the permanent political class destroying the Republic. I love being with Tea Party activists because they understand that the Republican Party is a bigger enemy than the Left. Even though they hate their own base (which they believe is comprised of nativist yahoos) they still fool quite a few on our side by co-opting the language of limited government when it suits their purposes (e.g. winning elections to hold onto political power). Someone told me Melbourne will be receiving a shipment of illegal children next week. It seems to me our local and state officials should fight against it. Will they?
For all of those who accuse us of being “heartless” and “un-Christian” where is your outrage at the governments south of the border who are happy to exploit these innocent kids in collusion with the totally corrupt Obama administration and entrenched D.C. insiders? Where is your critical analysis? Don’t you wonder why this is happening NOW? If not, you should. And spare some compassion for innocent American children whose ancestors came here the right way, with the intention of assimilating into American life and culture — not to further drain our welfare system and public schools (the former of which needs serious reform, and the latter of which needs to be completely returned to state and local control). American kids (citizens and legal immigrants) are the ones most vulnerable to disease with a new school year about to begin. Doesn’t it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that diseases this country eradicated are now infecting it again?
Just say NO to amnesty and YES to securing our borders NOW.