Posts Tagged ‘conservative activism’

Twin Cities Tea Party

April 16, 2009

I got back from the event a few hours ago. Absolutely splendid turnout of true American patriots concerned with the government’s encroachment on our freedoms, its raiding of the Treasury, the massive debt racked up in just a few months, the DHS memo vilifying us, the uncontrollable spending, the corruption, using taxpayer money to fund pro-Democrat organizations, the unaccountability, the absolute disregard for the Constitution, the bailouts, the stimulus plans, the nationalization of business, and the hypocrisy of elected officials.

I could go on. There are so many reasons for true patriotic Americans that respect the Constitution and the limited government it founded to take action. These people aren’t stupid. They see what’s been going on in Washington. The established political class has run roughshod over the people and the Constitution. The government is out of control. Under George Bush and the Republicans, it increased in size and spending. Under Obama, we see the greatest power grab in American history. They aren’t holding anything back but going for the jugular of absolute power. Well the true patriots aren’t going to let that happen. It is time to stand up, be unafraid, and take action to reclaim our government so that it works for the people, by the people.

Today’s Tea Party was the beautiful start of this. This is a movement just beginning. Get ready.

Update: Local media engages in unfounded slander.

I am completely disgusted with Tom Lyden’s hack piece, “Fiscal Conservative Free-For-All at Capitol ‘Tea Party’.”

He slanders the Tea Party protesters by comparing them to anarchists.

As for the Boston Tea Party comparison, in 1773 they were protesting corporate tax breaks fro British tea companies. A more historically relevant comparison might be the anarchists during the Republican National Convention.

How is this considered reporting? This is completely his own opinion; and one that contradicts the facts on the ground. I was at the Tea Party. There was absolutely no violence. None, whatsoever. There was no violent or hateful speech. I wandered through the crowd of 8,000, covering the entire capitol front lawn and saw one police officer, a state trooper. The police weren’t concerned with any anarchist behavior, obviously.

By contrast, the Republican National Convention, which I also attended, had squads and squads of riot cops trying to contain the violent anarchists there. They smashed cop cars, attacked cops, smashed windows, threw urine on cops and dropped bricks on buses. Now that’s violence.

How can Tom Lyden, who tries to pass himself off as a reporter, compare the completely peaceful Tea Party protesters to such violent anarchists? What reality does Tom live in? The facts are at direct opposition to his comparison.

Update: Pictures


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Obama admin seeks to vilify conservatives attending Tea Parties

April 14, 2009

We’re all just a bunch of right-wing extremists.

This report from the Department of Homeland Security is shameless propaganda. It’s generalized, vague, and broad sweeping in its conclusions about “rightwing extremism.” Most disturbingly, it tries to define federalist and pro-life movements as extremist.

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and
adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups),
and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or
rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a
single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

No federalist rejects federal authority, but only wishes it limited to the powers enumerated in the Constitution. The 10th Amendment explicitly states that the powers not given to the federal government by the Constitution belong to the states or the people.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas explains it better.

The purpose of this report is to paint conservatives as extremists. Barack Obama wants us and our set of values (federalism, 2nd Amendment, pro-life) put into a box of his making. He is trying to redefine us. As he builds his one-party government, that encompasses all of life, he wants people to view us as extremists so our voices, views, and credibility have no impact. It’s despicable.

But there is a second motive. This report became widespread news today, April 14, 2009. The Tax Day Tea Parties are taking place tomorrow, April 15, 2009 all across the nation in thousands of cities.

Normal, hardworking, everyday, down-to-earth people have decided to protest what has happened in America over the past 8 months; the bailouts, the stimulus packages, the spending, the corruption, the higher taxes, the broken promises, the record levels of debt, the payoffs to political supporters with taxpayer money. All of it is alarming to Americans that grew up with and remember American government better than that.

But Obama doesn’t want us speaking up against his socialist takeover so the report has been released to threaten, stifle, and silence. He wants us think that if we speak up during the Tax Day Tea Parties, the government will be watching and considers us “rightwing extremists.”

Dissent is no longer patriotic. That was only when Bush was President.