Foreign Policy and Judicial Overreaches Must be Addressed, otherwise Tea-Party is Simply Rebranded Rhetoric

It is precarious times for the upstart grassroots movement known as the Tea Party. The loose coalition made up of disparate groups including social conservatives, Ron Paul rEVOLutionaries, and some antiwar classical liberals peppered in, must be willing to look itself in the mirror and answer some critical philosophical inconsistencies, lest it go the way of all burgeoning movements of the past, ergo the proverbial flash in the pan.

The resistance by some, mainly the soft neoconservative entrants who exhibit an almost allergic reaction when it comes to discussing foreign policy or the parrot victory of merely installing so-called “conservative” federal justices, must confront their cognitive dissonance on appropriations otherwise all momentum gained thus far will be for naught. Therefore, those who chant, “Reduce spending” however still think invading Iraq, drone bombings in Pakistan, and lap up Bill Krystal’s saber rattling on Iran, must come to grips with the reality.

Whereby, if the movement is indeed sincere when it comes to the ever-ballooning debt and trillions more in deficit spending, an integral part of reducing the size of government is moored to a humble foreign policy as envisioned by the Founding Generation as its cornerstone, lest it be merely more emotionally charged, but philosophically vacant rhetoric.  Mike Church

Shall we be Patriots or Nationalists?

Mike discusses how the influence of the two Major Parties, i.e. Democrats and Republicans is so utterly entwined within the electoral process that even so-called “Tea-Party” candidates must bend to its sterilized bland rhetoric just to run for office.

Whether it be by ballot access or their iron grip over the Presidential debates via the “Commission on Presidential Debates” the statists have done their best to secure a beachhead against any sort of real opposition to their expansionist government agendas. Instead they have opted to manifest a political soap-opera, thereby providing mere theater rather than any substantive differences in governing philosophy, thus birthing the leviathan of today . However, the current mood in the nation of dissatisfaction with all levels of government and both political party machines may be the first signs regarding the rise of a legitimate third party.

As such, if the movement to unseat the statists is to succeed where others have failed, one would do well to look to the past to see that victory lie in a sustained passion to see Liberty restored to the people, for as Thomas Paine once wrote:

“Tyranny like Hell is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – The Crisis by Thomas Paine, December 23rd, 1776

Further, there is benefit to understanding that it was not Washington's natural battlefield acumen which secured our secessionist victory from Great Britain, but rather it was his ability to avoid head on engagements with the British, his decision (by necessity somewhat) on breaking old military orthodoxies, via Guerrilla tactics, and purposefully protracting the war to tire his enemy. So hold your Gadsden flag high, just understand that if you truly desire a restoration of humanity's inherent Natural Liberties, you must resist the temptation falter as it becomes heavier with fatigue and instead be willing to persevere through a long and cold winter. Freedom, is not a high-speed download.

 The reason why there’s going to be a third party is because, number one, the two major parties are in cahoots. There’s no denying it. There is no way that either of the two major parties is capable of fielding candidates to deal with the crisis of our times. Folks, they’re just not going to do it. Get this through your head. The Republicans are certainly not going to do it. You already knew that the Democrats weren’t going to do it, but the Republicans are certainly not going to do it. And this is what makes it the most, I’d say the most painful.  Mike Church

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