I read a few weeks ago according to a Rasmussen poll only 8% of the population identify with the Tea Party. A few years ago about half the country identified with the Tea Party. Not that they were members but that they agreed with our beliefs. You would think the Tea Party was dead. Is it? Not according to the ones I belong to. Our membership has skyrocketed since the election. So what is happening?
I heard on the radio the other day that the nation has shifted it’s opposition to illegal immigration and now more than half the country is for amnesty. Really? Most of the citizens of this country have been adamantly against amnesty. In Bush’s second term amnesty had Congressional support from both parties and it’s passage was believed to be a done deal. But it was voted down due to the overwhelming opposition expressed by the citizens regardless of party who felt compelled to write, call, e-mail and fax their representatives. People who had never contacted their representatives flooded their offices with opposition and Congress backed down. Have we changed our mind on the rule of law? Do we now think it’s fair for people to come here illegally, steal identities or forge documents, vote illegally, take jobs from Americans and demand benefits they aren’t entitled to while those who immigrate legally wait 10, 15 years. We really don’t mind people coming here illegally and trying to change our country into what they just left? Demanding we change our culture to accept theirs. Really? That’s OK now?
Liberals on talk shows tell us that because three states voted for gay marriage it means we are now perfectly fine with gay marriage. California, probably the most Liberal state in the union, voted down gay marriage TWICE. So what has changed? I would think we’d be less in favor because the discussion has been so mean spirited. The push for gay marriage has resulted in talk of accepting pedophilia and other abnormal lifestyles. It has resulted in religious based adoption agencies having to close their doors because the government won’t allow religious exemptions. It has resulted in homosexuality being taught in schools as normal and no different than heterosexual life styles. While I think many may not object to gays marrying, I would think some of the unintended consequences would have made us more opposed to it not less.
Have we really changed that much? I doubt it. I believe we’re being bullied into going along. For the last four years we’ve been called names, mocked and demonized for believing in morality and the Constitution and understanding one can’t stand without the other. I think many are just tired of the bullying and would rather go along to get along. But I also think the polls don’t tell the story. I think because of the bullying people are reluctant to say what they really think. I don’t think people have changed their minds. Many have just been mocked and bullied into silence. This is Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” in action. Freedom of speech is dead. We are being pushed, prodded and shoved into submission.
Some people in the Tea Party don’t want to use the name “Tea Party” because of the negative image the media has painted. Why are we allowing this? Are we going to let the Progressives win? Are we just going to roll over and give up? Are we going to hide from who we are and what we believe? I’m not. I AM the Tea Party and I still believe in God, the Constitution and Liberty.