Tuesday, August 2, 2011

American Vision - Tea Party vs. Progressives

“I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be. I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

Thomas Jefferson.

For several years the news seems to emulate a growing malevolence animosity, by the far left, which paints a much distorted image of anyone on the political right. I’m convinced it’s a revealing truth of a decaying facade worn by the core socialistic principal embraced by very left leaning progressive liberals. I’m not saying something similar from the radical right is not possible, but that the progressive element is more veiled as patriotic. Recently many reports have been revealing this bigoted attitude for conservative, small government, fiscally responsible elements that our founding vision was developed upon. No, bigot is not an incorrect assumption when using statements like William Yeomans in his opinion piece in Politico, “The tea party’s terrorist tactics”.

“...America looks weakened in the eyes of the world, the tea party’s hostage-taking has evolved into the intentional infliction of harm on innocent Americans to achieve a political objective – terrorism.” (Emphasis added)

When someone with this twisted view of our republic is mimicked by the vice president of the United States (see here), it’s a telling narrative of where the White House stands. They believe the American people need all kinds of “being taken care of” by a large, big spending social government that Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers felt as an anathema to the free, liberty based, capitalist republic. This frightens those in government who wish to drive our nation away from our founding principals and they react much like a slave owner in the 1800’s who anticipated their cause was threaten by an awaking educated people who saw the flaw mirrored in principles of “We the people ...” and other documents written by our founders; they react by attack in frustration, using bigoted slurs.

Most tea party conservatives reflect the ideas our nation was and is meant to be. If that means we are terrorist of any kind, it is on those who feel threaten that their un-American attitude is revealed.

“Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God. Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.” - “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
George Washington.