February 24, 2010

Tea Party Party?

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:45 pm by gsoteapartygirl

It’s fine if tea party members are involved with any political parties of their choosing, of course, that is the American Way.  But what we must not do is to become beholden to any one party.

John Hammer wrote a few weeks back that “[t]he leaders of this grassroots movement have to make some decisions on how to channel all of this pent up energy, desire and anger.”

Personally, I’m completely disinterested in “channeling” anyone else to do anything that I want.  I believe that Tea Party folks need to become informed and make their voices heardnot form yet another political party doomed to failure or abuse and not do much more than help others become informed about this country and what it really stands for as a way to get our message across and convince others that what we are doing is right.  (This does include marching around with signs, protesting in front of politicians’ offices to get them to see our point of view, letter writing, etc).

1 Comment »

  1. I agree completely with the author here that we should avoid aligning with any party, ever. What should be done is alignment with principles. Some commentators seem to think that all good tea party people agree on a basic set of principles … but that remains to be seen. What is “common sense” and “good and decent” in one place is different in another. How can we increase the communication and debate about framing the principles correctly? We need to ensure that we remain independent, that we do not become a cult-of-personality, and that we do not splinter on issues that are not central and agreed upon. Personally, I like the non-aggression stance of small-L libertarians, because it allows our differences to exist … without state action to smash each other into conformance … What do you think??

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