posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 11:37 PM
Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
I have seen a lot of questions to WHY the Tea Party movement became so large. You had a Republican president fostered by a Democrat congress that
expanded the government exponentially. We now have people being strip searched by new technology and being sexually and privacy assaulted by our very
own employees(government workers).
The tea party never became large, it always existed, it just came in many brands and many labels. The tea parties are conservative voters who lost
faith in the chances Republicans and came out preaching their ideological beliefs. The formation of the tea parties had little to do with the actions
of the previous administration.
Now your point above is misleading, out the 8 years of the Bush administration, 6 years of that consisted of a Republican majority
Republican president. Bush did not come into office in 2007 following the Democratic control of congress. The patriot act was passed under a
Republican controlled congress. The Iraq war was passed under a Republican controlled office. During the time to which the Republicans controlled
congress, many Democrats were following right behind what the Republicans wanted and there were very few conservative groups that opposed.
You want to know when congress really became an issue for some folks? When the Democrats came into power in 2007. You want to know when the tea
parties actually began to protest in their current size? On April 2009, 4 months after Democratic president was elected. Our constitutional rights
took a toll in 2001 when the patriot act came into place, and where were the tea parties? Oh yes, they were the folks telling me and other protesters
to shut the hell up and support the president.
Are you sovereign?
No I'm not a sovereign body. Unless you can find a place in the wilderness and survive without any obligation to society or government, you are not a
sovereign body. Reality bites.