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Published: Monday, Oct. 7 2013 5:40 p.m. MDT

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skeptic
Phoenix, AZ

The Tea Party is hazardous to Americas economic/political health and destructive to the GOP. Their idea of an elitist America for a wealthy few is contrary to the democratic strength of America and the nation's freedom.

BoMerit
Alpine, UT

Skeptic,
Have you ever seen the demographic make up of a tea party group? Hardly the elite; the vast majority of those who affiliate with tea party groups are mid- to lower-middle class. The GOP needs a shake up because it lost its moorings years ago, and most registered GOP party members feel disenchanted with the party, but disagree so vehemenently with the platform of the Democratic party that they have no where else to go. Your assesment of the ideas of Tea Party adherents is far off base.
Please remember that this country is a Republic, not a Democracy, for a reason. The masses cannot have representation expect in smaller bodies and this country would have likely descended into chaos and new revolution generations ago, and again in more modern times, had our Founding Fathers chosen a democracy for our founding gov't. Republicanism gives us all a better basket of blessings and Tea Party groups are but one peaceful manifestation of that freedom.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

It is to America’s shame that we allow religion to influence our government on non religious matters. Freedom of religion and speech allow the belief and practice of religion but when an individual steps beyond the realm of religion those freedom should be tempered by the needs of people.

RSLfanalways
West Valley, UT

If I was a Democrat I would be thanking Lee, Cruz and Hatch for making the republican's look extreme and ignorant. Republican’s just shot them the next election. Here comes President Hillary Clinton.

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