reply to post by SkepticOverlord
The Tea Party as a political party was every bit as doomed as was the Libertarian Party that still struggles to stay afloat amidst a deeply ensconced
two party system of politics. Myself, along with many other frustrated Libertarians, who came to see the profound absurdity of political parties and
realized even a Libertarian Party in power is a threat to individual liberty and less government, are just some of those who gravitated towards and
related so closely with the Tea Party Movement. That Movement does not need a political party in which to run its candidates, requiring massive
amounts of capital through fund raising that ultimately places their candidates not only in the debt of their constituents, but to the large donors of
If the Tea Party thought it was right and proper to form a political party then it is good and proper that it is dead, and it matters not who killed
that party, that it is dead only frees up the movement to do what it must to effectively take back their inherent political power, and peacefully
convince both the states and federal government to back the hell off, and let We the People govern ourselves when dealing with our own personal lives.
Thus, I post not to praise the Tea Party, but to bury it.
The Tea Party is dead. Long Live the Tea Party Movement!
We the People do not need political parties in order to vote and can vote our conscience as we deem necessary. We do not need, nor did we ever have
to vote for the lesser of two evils
, and in choosing to do so we voted for evil.
It is high time we stop electing evil and begin mandating good. It is high time we insist that both state and federal governments acknowledge that
rights are inalienable and non negotiable immunities from the intrusions of government. It is high time we did far more than voted, far more than
protest, and far less than an imprudent violent revolution, and affect our own velvet revolution
, through total awareness, of law, economics,
and government policy, claiming our right as members of the jury, and Grand Jury to nullify those laws abhorrent to the Constitution, asserting our
rights respectfully and peacefully to rogue government officials who are operating way beyond the scope of their jurisdiction
, acting under
color of law
, and obstructing justice
We can each, as an individual, take each day as another opportunity to make clear through respectful yet authoritative intent, that we are the holders
of the inherent political power and have never at any time surrendered that power simply because we elected politicians to run the government we own.
We can continue to protest and when we vote, we need not vote for the best funded candidate and as a movement we must do what is necessary to
co-ordinate that movement to ensure that all incumbents are voted out and replaced with freshman politicians, the less funded in their campaign the
Through the use of modern technology, a movement need not surrender to a "leader" as in a charismatic leader who might curry favor with celebrity
broadcasters, nor become a political party in order to be a political force. The movement need not surrender to ambitious politicians who crave power
and can at all times function as a movement intent on keeping elected government officials reigned in, by first doing what is necessary to get the
best possible candidate, with the least possible funding elected.
The purpose of doing both electing a politician more inclined to repeal laws than legislate them, more inclined to enforce the Constitution rather
than sign into law legislation abhorrent to that Constitution, and more inclined to limit taxes rather than raise them, as well as electing the least
funded politician is to begin the painful process of reigning in and starving an out of control beast trained to attack the people by its corporate
masters. A movement that can effectively get competent and honorable politicians elected with the least amount of fund raising are the kind of
movements that defeat systems such as the one we are currently operating under.
We have a member in this very site, Whatuknow
who is running as an independent candidate
for the 11th Congressional district, and for those members in this site who call themselves a part of the Tea Party Movement, I would suggest helping
Wuk with his campaign however you can, it would be just one small way in which we can affect change, systematically finding more freshman candidates,
until we have effectively cleansed the system through a wash, rinse, repeat cycle until we have regained control of the political process.
When we vote we wholeheartedly reject the doctrine of lesser of two evils and vote our conscience and if that means not voting for our brother Wukky,
then find a candidate running against Wuk who you deem more suitable and help that candidate get elected. Help that candidate willing to keep his or
her fund raising to a grass roots campaign, and reject immediately any candidate who has accepted corporate donations. The internet has made much
possible and there is no reason at all for the Tea Party Movement to die any death at all, nor change its name, or worry at all about what name it
goes by, whatever name our opponents label us with, or what they think of us. All that matter is clear and decisive victory, which is not predicated
on any political leader, just through coordinated efforts of individuals acting in their own rational self interest.
The Tea Party is dead? Long live the Tea Party Movement!
[edit on 3-4-2010 by Jean Paul Zodeaux]