Friday, November 05, 2010

What We Believe

What with the elections this week and all, and the focus on the Tea Party, and their candidates, it occurred to me that if you only listen to the MSM, you might not know what the Tea Party really is, or what they believe.

The Original Boston Tea Party was held on December 16, 1773 and was essentially an objection to increased British taxation without representation. Oh, there's more to it than that, but I'm not going to go into all the nuances and details right now. The modern Tea Party movement can be traced to a remark made by CNBC's Rick Santelli in February 2009 in which he said he wanted to have a Chicago Tea Party. Despite what the ultra leftists might want to tell you, it has nothing to do with race, or gender, or political party, or class warfare. It's all about out of control spending, an ever increasing government footprint, and oppressive tax burdens that Americans are increasingly facing.

Also, despite what the ultra leftists will tell you, the Tea Party movement encompasses people of all races, income levels, genders, and yes, even Democrats.  I realize that there are those out there so mired in their own hatred and bitterness that they will never open their minds enough to see anything other than their own narrow view of the world, but I hope that you, Gentle Reader, are not one of those.

This is part 1 of a series of videos that will help explain what the modern day Tea Party movement is all about.

Feel free to discuss this video at length, but remember two things:

1. Obscene language will not be tolerated.
2. Neither will name calling or personal attacks

If you have to resort to these two tactics, then you have already lost the debate. Thank you for playing. Please return all seat backs and tray tables to their fully upright position, and walk, don't run, to the nearest exit.

There will be other videos in this series.

And no, I don't particularly like Bill's new hair style. But I will defend to the death his right to wear it that way.




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