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The Tea Party Nation's Sellout

Nelson Hultberg

On February 19, 2009, CNBC commentator Rick Santelli put forth a marvelous patriotic rant for several minutes declaring that Americans should stand up and protest the Obama administration's outrageous socialist policies. And he promised to organize a Chicago Tea Party to help publicize the cause later in July.

Little did he know at the time what he had wrought. He was cheered vehemently by millions of libertarians, conservatives, and independents throughout America. By April 15th "tea parties" in more than 750 cities held demonstrations. The fervor for revitalizing Samuel Adams' 1773 Boston Tea Party rebellion against the oppressive English spread in waves across modern America. The call went out to stand against Washington's domination of our lives just as the patriots of our founding era had done. And it was met magnificently. The protests swelled into July and culminated in a massive "taxpayers march on DC" on September 12, 2009 that numbered several hundred thousand marchers.

Out of this, many of us in the libertarian and conservative movements developed high hopes that the history of Lexington and Concord could be repeated -- not violently, but intellectually and democratically. Could we not spawn a new Sons of Liberty for the modern day who would do as Sam Adams' boys had done in the beginning? The original Sons of Liberty in 1773 became the hub of a profound wheel that fanned out across the colonies with intrepid spokes of brilliance to galvanize Americans against the tyranny of King George. The combination of their provocative protests with the philosophical thought of the likes of Locke and Jefferson brought us the Declaration of Independence, the Revolution, and the birth of the world's first free nation at Philadelphia's Independence Hall in 1787. Out of such kernels of intrepidity, usher forth all the giant societal changes in mankind's fortunes. When heroic men and women of integrity become acquainted with great philosophical truth, they become willing to stand against the tides of corruption and conformity inherent in all statist establishments. To such revolutionary paragons we owe much.

It was a heady time to be alive in September of 2009. The contemptible Marxist-Keynesian political control over Americans -- orchestrated by professorial cheerleaders in the universities and enabled so shamefully by a lapdog media -- would surely now be brought to account. The dreadful decadence and destruction of our country that had been slithering over us for the past 50 years would be exposed. Americans would rally to drive out the Demopublican usurpers of our rights and liberties. New leaders would be brought to the helm of the Republican Party to challenge the vice grip that the neocon pundits, the corporatists, and the elite bankers held over the party's policy directives. The vision of Jefferson would be restored to Washington. Heady times indeed.

Einstein's Definition of Insanity

But throughout 2009 even though many of us held high hopes, we remained suspicious of any movement that set out to "reform the GOP." Such reform visions had been the goals of countless organizations and prominent activists ever since the early days of Barry Goldwater in 1960. And what had they brought us? Nothing but relentless capitulation to the welfare-warfare state for 50 years.

We realized a terrible fact that the Tea Party marchers were not facing up to: Republicans have, for many decades now, approached politics like mules -- stupidly and stodgily repeating the same course that they have trekked for decades. The history of the GOP is Einstein's definition of insanity -- doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results.

From Eisenhower to Nixon to Ford to Reagan to Daddy Bush to little boy George, the GOP has lived by one rule: once in Washington, waste no time in capitulating to Democratic socialism because that is where the votes are. Always put re-election above the country, above freedom, and above honor. If the Democrats increase spending by $200 billion in any given year, then Republicans must increase it also. Of course, our fearless Republicans only push for increases of $180 billion, and in so doing they conceive of themselves as brave defenders of the pass, as modern day Rolands at Roncesvalles. How paltry these GOP mules appear to those of us who have studied history and grasp the inherent weaknesses of human nature, to those of us who are willing to view the big picture rather than merely the next election and the assumption of power.

Neocons like Newt Gingrich and Dick Armey have done what we on the radical right feared. They have sucked the Tea Party into the black hole of their Demopublican monopoly. Gingrich and Armey quickly positioned their organizations to co-opt the Tea Party movement. And the Tea Party leaders, so flattered with this emergent courtship and accompanying media prominence, now conceive of themselves as "profound revolutionaries" that are going to heroically reform the GOP. This is the kiss of death for the Tea Party. Gingrich, Armey and their cohorts are the epitome of what is wrong with the conservative movement in America. They pay only lip service to freedom's ideals. When it comes time to match the rhetoric with action and adherence to principle, they cave in to the debt sirens like female groupies fallinginto the sack at a rock star's after-performance party. Yet Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation writes worshipful articles now praising the merits of neocon Newt Gingrich for President. Power rather than principle is what Phillips and the Tea Party Nation want, and they will hop onto the backs of the most disgraceful of solons to get it. This game has been played by conservatives for five decades now, and it gets us nothing but bigger and uglier government.

To paraphrase biblical wisdom, what does it benefit conservatives to win power if it must be done by joining with liberals and neocons to expand the usurpations of the state? What has beengained but a disgraceful charade? This, I submit, is the political history of the Republican Party for the past 50 years -- a disgraceful charade. Even the fabled Reagan swelled the welfare state and debt prodigiously over his eight years in office. Does Judson Phillips actually think that the likes of Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain will somehow reverse the course of this runaway socialist freight train we have created in Washington?

Stop the Disgraceful Charade

If one is brave enough to face up to this disgraceful charade on the part of the GOP, then the next step is to be brave enough to stop being a mule, to stop blindly doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Yet what do we hear from 80% of the conservatives in the Tea Party movement? "We need to concentrate," they say, "on electing to office better, more conservative Republicans who will go to Washington with a clear commitment to reduce government spending. We need to take over control of the GOP." These, of course, are the same platitudinous mouthings that conservative activists have been exhorting for 50 years. This is what I mean by being mules. A harsh word to call fellow conservatives; but unfortunately their blindness regarding the past 50 years dictates such a label.

Oh, Tea Party conservatives do have great aspirations just as those activists in the '60s, '70s, and '80s had. They envision an army of Republican Jimmy Stewarts, like his character in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, marching to the Potomac and turning the tyrannical federal beast into a true limited governing body again.

What the mules are missing, however, is that once the new conservative Mr. Smiths get ensconced in the capital city, they soon get bit by the power disease and realize that it ismuch easier to win votes by playing the pork and subsidy game, that it is much easier to get big campaign donations by conveying special privileges to the corporations. They quickly succumb to the sordid favor dispensing game and join the ranks of the Demopublican big spenders. Very few, if any, Ron Pauls emerge from these "better, more conservative Republicans."

Why? Because without a third-party in the race, and most specifically in the National TV Presidential Debates, there is no counteracting force to mandate that the Republicans continue to try and distinguish themselves from the Democrats. Without the people being aware of another vision (e.g., that of honest money and equal tax rates), they will not demandthat the Republicans change their stripes. If there is no demand from the voters, then these "better, more conservative Republicans" quickly get consumed by the Washington beast of big government. That ol' devil human nature gets in the way of their original, noble aspirations. They end up choosing another term of acquiescence to statism -- with all its celebrity in Washington -- instead of fighting for true tax reform, which brings the risk of losing on Election Day and having to return to the obscurity of life in Midville.

Unless the tax system is changed to a genuine equal-rate tax that everyone has to pay (i.e., no exemptions for anyone) there is no hope to ever reduce the ruinous levels of government spending we now endure. The "infinite demand for government services" that is bankrupting us stems from our progressive income tax system that exempts 50% of the nation's voters from paying taxes. If those 50% are not dinged proportionally as everyone else is, then they can't possibly have any real desire to eliminate Washington's egregious conveyance of entitlements. They're not paying for them. This is one of the cardinal laws of economics. If government benefits are free, then demand for them will be infinite. Only by enacting a 10% equal-rate tax for everyone can this irresponsibility be ended.

Conservative freedom seekers are wasting their time with any and all political activism without this paramount tax reform. It is the all-important linchpin. And there is no chance to get such a radical tax reform measure passed unless an independent candidate makes a Ross Perot style run and gains entrance into the National TV Presidential Debates to sell 70 million Americans on such a reform's crucial necessity in stopping government growth.

Why? Because neither the Republicans nor the Democrats will ever adopt such a tax reformproposal because they both know it would spell death to their all-consuming desires to be re-elected. Only a third-party can bring such a proposal to the public in clear unadulterated form because only a third-party (if it was properly structured) would be in a position of not needing to win office immediately. What do we mean by "properly structured?" We mean that the third-party be first and foremost a "teaching party." Such a third-party would then put the necessary reform measure in front of the 70 million voters who watch the national debates because its goal would be primarily to get the ideas of "honest money and equal-tax rates" in front of the people and let election victorycome later after these two policies have won the people over. A properly structured third-party's goal would be to teach the people the truth about what is destroying our country. It would be to act as a magnet to draw the people away from the nefarious views of Republicans and Democrats.

Thus die-hard Republicans in pursuit of an army of Mr. Smiths end up fulfilling Einstein's definition of insanity because their candidates want to win office immediately and repeatedly. They've been doing this for five decades, and still they never get the message. The Washington beast destroys all Republicans who start out with budget cutting aspirations, except for those rare and noble contrarians like Ron Paul. This is why "working within the Republican Party" can never bring us a restoration of limited government. It is why the GOPwill always be a party of mules. It is what Judson Phillips and 80% of his Tea Party Nation followers are oblivious to. They will never be able to reform the mules by working within the GOP. They will succeed only in becoming like them.

Hopping into the Hot Tub

To those still unconvinced, consider the following. Why hasn't the flow of new conservatives to Washington over the past 50 years grown and helped to turn the tide? Because until there is a mandate for less government among the people, almost everyone of the newconservatives we send to Washington quickly conclude that if they are to be guaranteed re-election every two years, they must join with the Democrats to increase government spending. They end up as journalist Stanton Evans told us, "treating the sewer of Washington like a hot tub." They hop in and wallow in pork and privilege with the likes of Pelosi and Reid. Consequently for every "new conservative" we send to Congress, we lose an equally new conservative to the hot tub. The freedom movement stalls, and statism continues to grow.

Why? Because the people mandate it. The people possess infinite demand for pork and privilege because our progressive tax system exempts 50% of the nation from paying any income taxes. The "uniformity clause" for tax rates established by the Founders in the Constitution has been junked, and we now have an irresponsible electorate that gets billions of dollars worth of breaks and benefits for free. This is the nefarious lure destroying the system.

Oh, the 50% non-payers will protest that they pay their fair share because they are charged FICA taxes for social security and in many states have to pay sales taxes. But the truth is that these taxes don't even come close to paying for the massive entitlements they receive in the form of retirement benefits, Medicare benefits, food stamp benefits, welfare services, student loans, Head Start grants, earned income tax credits, unemployment insurance, subsidized housing, and all the other prodigal government programs that have inundated our Republic ever since FDR came to visit us.

Moreover the FICA taxes and sales taxes they pay don't come close to covering their share of the massive interest on the government debt, the funding for the myriad of ABC bureaucracies that breed like bacteria, and the imperialist military expenditures that most non-payers continue to vote for every decade in acquiescence to Demopublican paranoia. Our social security program is broke. Our medicare program is broke. Our state governments are broke. Our federal government is broke. Our nation is broke. The ideal of a free, self-reliantAmerica is sinking into a swamp of greed, stupidity, and the opiates of monetary inflation and "pilfer thy neighbor through the taxman." Could this travesty have something to do with the fact that 50% of the nation is granted an exemption from the responsibility of citizenship with multitudinous government functions given to them free?

Thus to continue sending conservative Republicans to Congress, without establishing a mandate to stop the growth of government, can only bring continued failure. To create such a mandate, we have to tell the people the truth about what is causing the relentless growth of government. We have to show them how progressive tax rates and fiat money inflation act as the fuel for exponential government growth. And we must do it in a sensationalized manner. We must get an independent candidate into the National TV Presidential Debates to instruct 70 million Americans in a matter of years, not decades. We must do what Steve Jobs continually encouraged his comrades at Apple to do: "Think Different!" The media and the academy will not tell the truth. The GOP will not tell the truth. Only a third-party candidate (who's not afraid of losing the election) will. My book, The Conservative Revolution, explains how to bring this about. CLICK HERE for a review.

A Corrupt and Ossified Institution

It is time to dramatically change our strategy. All conservative activist groups need to see the GOP for what it is -- a corrupt and ossified institution that no longer serves a meaningful purpose. The GOP is like the tragic protagonist in Oscar Wilde's nineteenth century novel,The Picture of Dorian Gray. Because Dorian Gray had made a Faustian bargain by selling his soul to the devil, he never ages over the years. Only his portrait becomes effete and grotesquely wrinkled, hidden away from friends in the attic. This deal with the devil enables Gray to continually live in debauchery. In like manner, the GOP sold its soul to the devils of massive debt and privilege and thus continually lives in debauchery. It conveys privileges to banks and corporations who donate money to them in return, and it creates massive debt for the free entitlements it grants to the lower 50% of income earners in return for their votes. Toimperceptive observers, the GOP, like Dorian Gray, appears to be beautiful and idealistic. But in actuality it is like Gray's hidden portrait in the attic, a withered and decrepit gargoyle of greed and blindness.

Because of the Faustian bargain they have made with the banks, corporations, and seekers of "entitlements for nothing," Republican politicians will always choose to be Demopublicans and can never become Jeffersonians. The snare of fiat money and progressive taxation defines their existence. They will always be profligate Dorian Grays irresponsibly cavorting through life, stealing from the productive and bankrupting the future. Why? Because it is the only way they can get re-elected under our distorted tax system, and re-election is what they want more than freedom, more than honor, more than justice.

How do we end the tragedy of this Faustian bargain? Only by restoring the concept of "equal rights under the law" to our tax system. In other words, by repealing progressive tax rates and enacting a "10% equal-rate tax" that requires all citizens to pay proportionally for their government services. We cannot have equal rights without equal rates. Our progressive tax rate system is the cardinal evil that Democrats and Republicans signed onto decades ago.

The Dorian Grays of the GOP cannot and will not change this. Only a third-party can. Once a third-party based on "honest money and equal tax rates" is in the mix, everything changesdramatically. There would then be a chance for reform because the people could be shown an alternative political vision that is rational. They could be shown what is causing the tyrannical expansion of government. There would then be a competitor to the Demopublican monopoly and its Faustian bargain of tax and spend in return for votes. The flow of political ideas would be opened up.

The statist establishment controls the minds of the populace through its control of the schools, and it controls how they vote by controlling the flow of political ideas through the one-party charade of Demopublicanism. Until this monopoly is broken, Republicans will forever be mules fooling themselves in the worst way with hopes of reform.

This is simple human nature. Monopolies in the corporate world, in the labor arena, and in the ideological arena are all destructive. They stifle the flow of people, money and ideas. Theyasphyxiate the country in which they are tolerated. Well, we now have a firmly entrenchedpolitical monopoly in this country that is stultifying the process, and the ossified GOP is a major part of that monopoly.

Tea Party activists are playing a fool's game if they think the likes of Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain will do anything other than what Republicans have been doing for 50 years -- cross over the aisle to hop into the hot tub of pork and privilege to insure their re-election. If we are not wise enough and strong enough to put an opposition voice (i.e., an independent party voice) into the National TV Presidential Debates to explain the requisites for saving America to the people, then we will not save America. We will live out our lives like the members of Marshal Petain's Vichy government in 1940 France -- as that of enablers of tyranny -- and the end result of our life's commitment will be the sad degradation of the American experiment.

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Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic www.afr.org. His articles have appeared in publications such as The Dallas Morning News, The American Conservative, The Freeman, Liberty, and on numerous Internet sites. He is the author of a soon to be released book, The Golden Mean: The Case for Libertarian Politics and Conservative Values.




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well said..

but many assumed that Santelli himself was simply fomenting a GOP resurgence. I'll tell you one thing, the Republican insiders don't give a damn under what auspices they are thrust back to power- they're simply ready to retake the controls. Will the 2012 Republican nominee (if his name isn't Ron Paul) be able to ensure a revolutionary course for the office of President, or will he/she call back the same Bush administration hacks that the people just voted out in '08? If so, the tea party has been near useless- does Rick Santelli or Judson Philips give a damn? They've certainly enhanced their own visibility

My local tea party operates in general opposition to Ron Paul. As such, I have little use for them

Visit https://soundcloud.com/politics-of-freedom for all recent Ron Paul interviews, speeches, debates, forums, panels, press conferences, news coverage, and Texas Straight Talk updates!

"Terrorism is the war of the poor, while war is the terrorism of

It's Ron Paul alone that represents our founding!!!

What I am sick of is Christian Conservative hypocrites, that drink the kool-aid of the establishment! They refuse to ADMIT they serve only money and their own bellies; BLIND to the fact that the Republicans are as much a big-government central planning organization!

I have posted(on the amateur website I made) the "WHY" we declared our independence from the Mother Country/Parent Government from some history books of old...it is obvious to most of us that we have exhausted our efforts petitioning; no sense in doing it any longer...if they won't listen...move on!!!

A Reagan-appointee judge just said the heath care bill is Constitutional; it is being reported that because he is a "conservative", Republicans won't have much of a disagreement...seriously?...they just refuse to admit they have been duped, and that selfishly, our nation's posterity is their LAST concern!

They talk about Thomas Sowell all the time; yet they refuse to heed his warnings that we are an Empire entering into bankruptcy!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297020419070457702...

America's ills go back a long way

I'm replying because I want you to know that your words are heard, not because I want to argue with you.
What has been the response of the Federal government to the demand for transparency? Well, in 1798, the response was the Aliens & Sedition Act. That was when the press was muzzled, and dissent against what Criminals in government are doing was outlawed. So you can pretty much say, the Federal government has been against us all along, no matter what the founders had to say about it. Which leads me to say to everyone reading this...We have a lot of work to do. And the very serious question I want to ask each of you- Can we really afford to wait until Nov, 2012?

"What if the American people learn the truth: ...We have allowed our nation to be over taxed, and over regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats- The founders would be ashamed of us for what we're putting up with!" ~Dr. Ron Paul, for President 2012.

First STOP THE SPENDING!

If we can get Dr. Paul elected, the first thing he will do is cut ONE TRILLION DOLLARS (1,000,000,000,000 USD) in deficit spending, and completely abolish FIVE unconstitutional Federal bureaucracies.

This will drastically reduce the need for taxes, which should really be based on consumption, except for food and medical supplies, of course:
http://mysite.verizon.net/richgrise/OutgoTax.html

Freedom is my Worship Word!

The Tea Party started before 2009. Ron Paul

inspired the "Tea Party" under the Bush administration. It was a response to the illegal wars, growth of government, Patriot Act, etc. This Tea Party was destroyed by the NeoConservatives and many Paul supporters left.

Ron Paul on Occupy Wall Street:
“But I think that the majority of them think government is the problem and taxes are too high and they know that the Federal Reserve plays a role in this, which, of course, is something I agree with.”

the tea party was derailed

the tea party was derailed much like OWS has been derailed.

@Armyfree

Thank you! this is very important if we hope to stay on track. I hope we never forget this bit of history, because as I see it, just two years after the big march on DC, people have already started to forget.

"What if the American people learn the truth: ...We have allowed our nation to be over taxed, and over regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats- The founders would be ashamed of us for what we're putting up with!" ~Dr. Ron Paul, for President 2012.

Tea party 2009?

There have been inklings of a Tea Party movement since the 1970's; it fizzled because people were still too comfortable with the status quo, and it's always been frightening to challenge the (spit!)establishment.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

Good Conservatives...

Don't ever stand up to the military/industrial establishment- right? :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth: ...We have allowed our nation to be over taxed, and over regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats- The founders would be ashamed of us for what we're putting up with!" ~Dr. Ron Paul, for President 2012.

Ron Paul: Tea Party 07

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKZmIzEMUN8

Doubters, please notice the youtube posting date:

"Uploaded by eLIB3RTY on Nov 11, 2007

http://www.teaparty07.com"

THE MORE I LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT
THE MORE I LOVE MY GUNS
FourWindsTradingPost

See Also...

This video is a must see. Don't be misled by those who detract the liberty movement.

I also recommend the following:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6D3uPLlCu8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uafuSiytxaE&feature=fvwp&NR=1

"What if the American people learn the truth: ...We have allowed our nation to be over taxed, and over regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats- The founders would be ashamed of us for what we're putting up with!" ~Dr. Ron Paul, for President 2012.

My local Tea Party; an exception to the rule

WORLD BANKER’S FINANCIAL NUCLEAR BOMB HAS BEEN PLACED RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE UNITED STATES
on October 31st, 2011 at 12:32 pm
Posted In: Roanoke Tea Party Posts

For years we have been explaining that the road we were on was leading us to a crisis of epic proportion. This is beyond crisis. This is total annihilation. Last week it quietly became public that 53 trillion in liabilities for Bank of America were being held in their depository institution and another 79 trillion is moving as well. Yes TRILLION. Compare that number to the 15 trillion dollars of crippling debt the United States has right now.

If the numbers themselves weren’t problematic enough, here is the biggie. Sit down before reading on. These liabilities (53 trillion & 79 trillion) being moved means they are now protected by the FDIC. You may be familiar with the Federal Depository Insurance Company already. It guarantees to the depositor to cover their loss in the event of theft or a bank default. You may remember our Congress upping the FDIC insured amount from $50,000 per account to $250,000, but you probably thought that was a good idea. Well, under FDIC our country becomes financially liable.

Read more at:
http://www.roanoketeaparty.com/2011/10/world-bankers-financi...

I agree

I agree with everything you just wrote. As a dedicated free-market capitalist minded, Constitutionalist I agree wholeheartedly. However, one thing we have to remember about a third party candidate is that they will not get any airtime with the Republicrat controlled press. That is unless they have a billion dollars in their back pocket (a la Ross Perot) and even then, I am not sure that the third party candidate will get any love from the controlled media.

I still feel that "infiltrate and bring down from within" is a viable strategy. But we need to take down those at the top of the so-called Tea Party movement. It needs to be made clear publicly that we are the ones who started the Tea Party movement in 2007 for Dr. Paul. Not some Wall Street guy (Santelli) - although I would happily take him into our fold - he gave the movement a shot in the arm.

When someone is ill, they take medication internally to compromise and overcome the disease. The principal here is the same. Go internal and correct the problems so that true conservative health can be restored...

Until the Election is Won...

Chaplain Steve

(Ron Paul - the Lion of the Constitution...open the cage and let the Lion out!)

Until the Election is Won!
Chaplain Steve
Ron Paul - Lion of the Constitution

Tea Party My Arse

Now you know why Ron Paul never joined the tea party coalition in the house.

Short Answer...

Yes... exhibit Cain. I rest my case.

No mention of the Federal Reserve System

I agree about the Tax Code problem. But I am at a loss as to why there's no mention of the Federal Reserve System. The Federal Reserve's ability to create money out of thin air enables the Government to do many many many things it could not otherwise do.

The Government cannot conjure up Gold and Silver out of thin air to supply to the Welfare-Warfare State. So, by criminal action it created the Federal Reserve System enabling it to ignore the Constitution and do whatever it wants.

If you're going to take the time to write such a long dissertation, why not cover the other huge gargantuan enormous enabler as well?

"If we lose freedom here there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth." -Ronald Reagan

When they took us off the Gold Standard they took away our money... in order to make it theirs. -OneTinSoldier

Federal Reserve System = House of Rothschild

"The answer to the Kennedy assassination is with the Federal Reserve Bank. Don't underestimate that. It's wrong to blame it on (CIA official James) Angleton and the CIA per se only. This is only one finger of the same hand. The people who supply the money are above the CIA."
- wife of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, told to author A.J. Weberman

"The Rothschilds introduced the rule of money into European politics. The Rothschilds were the servants of money who undertook the reconstruction of the world as an image of money and its functions. Money and the employment of wealth have become the law of European life; we no longer have nations, but economic provinces."
- New York Times, Professor Wilheim (a German historian), July 8, 1937

"If you will look back at every war in Europe during the nineteenth century, you will see that they always ended with the establishment of a 'balance of power.' With every reshuffling there was a balance of power in a new grouping around the House of Rothschild in England, France, or Austria. They grouped nations so that if any king got out of line, a war would break out and the war would be decided by which way the financing went. Researching the debt positions of the warring nations will usually indicate who was to be punished."
- Economist Stuart Crane

http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=en&client=mv-google&v=US...

An article worth remembering...

Ron Paul - America's Last Chance
By Ted Lang

In spite of Ron Paul being on the roster of the Republican Party, in
reality, the GOP doesn't recognize him as one of their own. It matters
not that voters overwhelmingly continue to elect him, and that he receives, in all probability, more financial support from voters not only outside his own district, but from Americans outside of his home state of Texas as well. Yet, the GOP, in redistricting maneuvers and other methods of slight-of-hand, continues to marginalize him. Dr. Ron Paul is out of the loop of our corrupt bought-and-paid for political system.
It is unimportant as to whether the Democrats or the Republicans
win. In this country there is always just one winner: the Zionist House
of Rothschild-Rockefeller.
We are all in the Zionist banking and corporate sandbox. We need to think OUTSIDE the box - we need to think and rally outside THEIR sandbox. America is more than ready for a populist movement; a grassroots overthrow of the Democrat - Republican political machine entrenched in Washington, a machine controlled totally by AIPAC as well as a myriad of powerful, influential Zionist organizations of "the Network."
We can all work together to organize a grass roots movement throughout this country to get the truth out and to expose our morally bankrupt, criminal and corrupt politicians who have sold US out!

http://www.rense.com/general75/rp.htm

A lot has happened since this article was written in 2007, including the inception and consequent infiltration of the Tea Party by the Zionist PTB. Can we "take back the Tea Party"?
Probably not, but we CAN work with the OWS movement. It is the biggest grass roots movement we've seen since the inception of the original Tea Party. Wouldn't it be a shame if we allowed this opportunity to slip away because it isn't a "perfect" manifestation of all our desires? We can only rise above the clutches of the Zionist PTB if we are willing to work together. A house divided cannot stand - that's what THEY are counting on!

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"Stand up for what you believe in. Even if you stand alone."
~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl
"Let it not be said that we did nothing."
~ Ron Paul
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

infiltration into tea party

regarding tea party,
actually zionism or the jewish twist was already embedded in most tea party members prior to the movement. but that protection of jews is what led them to quickly fall in line with establishment gop elite like bush-rove-cheney, lindsa graham, mccain, etc.. many of its members are from far right religious, like bachmann. there is not much difference b/w her and gop elite in terms of views and political will. ok, she would try to get rid of obamacare if elected unlike romney who would find a way around it not dismantling obamacare, but that is about it, ultimately she is mostly talk and will do what the elite tell her to do as well as israel or rather what she feels is best for them (ex- war with iran), so yes bachmann would definately take this country into war w/ war if asked by the elite just as romney and obama as she would consider this as part of the 'divine mandate'. these far right religious strongly beieve it is a divine mandate from some god to do what the likud party says at any cost and without any conditions (likud party essentially has been ruling israel and is a small elite political class whom the israelis protested against this past summer regarding higher prices). as jerry falwell says it is the role of a christian to have unconditional "love and concern for israel". this means what prime minister nethanyu says.

the rove-elite influence on tea party essetially had them accept lack of "purity" as this is the def'n of gop compromise. politco has a great long article on how gop elite influence koch brothers to move away from being free market zealots and to accept lack of "purity". so tea party-koch brothers are a subset of gop establishment, and they fall under the umbrella and control of gop establishment. hence, most of tea party voted for the debt deal last summer giving obama a blank check for trillions just like he wanted.

the main goal of far right like bachmann like doing away with church and state and making religion the core to the federal government ruling - essentially like having a church rule the country with her definition of christian principles, which are very different to those held by christians outside the us. unfortunately, this sounds so similar to goal of arab spring, of having relgion define the constitution. and this is why gop elite consider bachmann part of them and not anti-establishment. minor cuts to the budget are distant goals for people like bachman.

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Please read this...

Katherine hits a home run:

"Can we "take back the Tea Party"?

Probably not, but we CAN work with the OWS movement. It is the biggest grass roots movement we've seen since the inception of the original Tea Party. Wouldn't it be a shame if we allowed this opportunity to slip away because it isn't a "perfect" manifestation of all our desires?"

"I support the Declaration of Independence and I interpret the Constitution."

Great article. How anybody in

Great article. How anybody in the Tea Party could choose any presidential candidate other than Ron Paul or Gary Johnson is beyond my understanding. Anybody who wants low taxes and balanced budgets but favors pointless and unending wars is a clueless hypocrite. When the Tea Party goes gaga over Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, or Dick Armey we know it has become the stupid branch of the stupid party.

Almost!

The Tea Party is not exactly the stupid branch of the stupid party, but it has, as did both the Republican and the Democrat parties, become the Zionist House of Rothschild-Rockefeller party.
According to Source Watch, the Tea Party Movement gained national attention in the summer of 2009 when organized protests occurred at Congressional 'town hall' meetings that discussed healthcare reform. While promoted as a spontaneous 'grassroots' movement, many of the activities of Tea Party groups were organized by corporate lobbying groups.
All you have to do is follow the money. Who was funding those lobby groups behind the Tea Party? In large part, the Koch brothers, a couple of the dozen or so billionaires who are able to control the discourse of our nation's politics from the bowels of the Zionist House of the Rothschild-Rockefeller party.

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"Stand up for what you believe in. Even if you stand alone."
~ Sophie Magdalena Scholl
"Let it not be said that we did nothing."
~ Ron Paul
"You must be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

As someone who attended Tea Party rallies

and long considered myself a 'Tea Partier', I am very disappointed with where the movement has gone. It was co-opted mostly by the group known as 'Tea Party Express' (the same ones that booed Dr Paul at the Orlando debate). There was a real movement there once but It seems to have faded now, or been redirected.

Our local Tea Party believes if your religion starts with "M"

you had better be a Methodist.

no Mormons or Mennonites?

no Mormons or Mennonites?

lol ... I believe you are accurate.

Same here with our local 912 groups and TeaNY.

Nice

article!