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Tea partiers VS the founders...

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posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 09:56 PM
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Great video to watch. And to spread everywhere.

Here



And by the way, the tea parties were started by Ron Paul's followers in 2006, not by Fox News and the shill Glenn Beck.

[edit on 12-4-2010 by Vitchilo]




posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 10:42 PM
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I just want to get in here before all the Founding Father hate follows behind me and say that it is a good video and a nice insight into the mindset of some of this country's Founding Fathers.

However, there are those that would believe in Constitutional Liberty yet will denounce those who founded the idea in the first place. These are the "radicals" that I follow whenever I say that a revolution is necessary and that it is coming in due speed. These individuals who were much smarter than the majority of us here today were able to see past time lines and boundaries to the problems of the future - yet there are those of us who will look at them as radical extremists.

As I always say, if the Founding Fathers, if those men who fought and gave their lives for the true independence and freedom of this country are the extremists - if they are the radicals that will be ridiculed and hanged for their dissent... then I will fight and hang with them in defiance.



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 10:51 PM
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Whether you like the constitution or not it is an awsome document that has been very flexible throughout time. It has seen us through civil wars and world wars, great depressions and great recessions, it is a great document.

While I am a Democratic socialist I still believe that the constitution was founded for the sake of protecting people and laying the foundation for our civil and judicial laws, not economic laws. As long as people are given their basic rights insrcibed in the constitution there is no violation of it. These presidents and members of congress love to play with the document and don't really care for its legitimacy. They want corporate cash and keeping their corporate buddies happy and wealthy at all costs(always the tax payers). This means the constitution has no true meaning to them except something to yell at the otherside about.



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 11:11 PM
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okay so I'm enjoying this post. I started thinking about how the government creates closely controlled "opposition" like the hippie movement and the tea party. There all given coverage by the mainstream media. The rulers of this country understand people need to act on their emotions sometimes so they try to channel their frustrations into groups and movements created by them.

Here's an awesome article I found about healthcare and the tea party movement.

Reality of Healthcare

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posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 11:23 PM
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Yes your article you provided is superb. Yet another stereotypical piece that lumps Tea Party members as a bunch of ill informed Republican who don't know anything about history.

Newsflash, the attempt to label Tea Party members as anything BUT disgruntled AMERICANS isn't working. I'm not going to deny the attempts of the GOP to hijack the movement, but regardless of what they do there will still be the group who is beyond party lines, pro Constitution, and who is well educated on the issues.

As far as the government controlled opposition - let's see how "controlled" it is when it is some of these Tea Party people that end up joining in the revolution that is coming our way. How is that for government control?



Or here is another one - "The government WANTS you to revolt! You are playing right into their game."

Not if we are successful we aren't. The government wants us to stand up and fail and that is something that I promise the American people are not going to do. Even outnumbered and out-skilled - the American Revolution was won based off of passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of liberty. Those three things are still alive and well today and there isn't nothing - no labeling, no hateful comments, no "controlled opposition" that is going to change that.



posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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That was a really good read. The author was well informed, and made several good points.

I certainly hope the "comments" there don't represent the majority of those who hold the opposite opinion of the author, as that would not bode well for their side of the argument.

It's a real shame that a grass-roots, pro-American ideals movement like the TEA party got hijacked by Republicans and the fringe right. What began as an honest movement to improve things in Washington quickly degraded into a reactionary response to Obama's administration and a gathering place for bigoted, racist and ill-informed Americans.



posted on Apr, 13 2010 @ 11:24 AM
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In response to your comment on the true tea party movement being hijacked, I think there are so few true and original tea partiers as compared to scared, misinformed, angry, old white people, that the true meaning of the party was swallowed up. I have to admit, I have yet to hear a precise description of the tea party's platform. I heard so many different stances from tea partiers, it's like trying to decipher Christianity.



[edit on 13-4-2010 by 12GaugePermissionSlip]



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