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.
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.
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.
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.