Pensacola Tea Party Coopted by Paulians
Truthers and Ron Paul “activists” have apparently hijacked the management of the Tea Party in Pensacola, Florida.
I apologize for sending this to list addressees individually. However, I was so shocked by Mr. A*’s words and the “activist” website where he has his email address (meetthetruth.com) that I felt it prudent to contact everyone directly.
It is perfectly appropriate to suggest that signs be legible and coherent and their messages peaceful. But this is an exercise of First Amendment rights. NOBODY has any business telling demonstrators what to say or why they’re participating. This is the sort of “message control” leftist gangs like ACORN engage in.
Unlike Mr. A* I am NOT “protesting private banking institutions.” I am demonstrating against *our elected representatives* - at every level - who have abused our trust by rewarding bad corporate and personal behavior with taxpayer money, mortgaging our grandchildren’s future, and expanding the role of government. I am demonstrating in favor of free markets and individual responsibility.
Most disturbing: the website which hosts Mr. A*’s email address (meetthetruth.com) is an antiglobalist, antiwar conspiracy-theory group. Among its tamer claims is that the 9/11 attack was an inside job done by “Zionists.” This is just the kind of association the media would love to jump on to discredit to the entire Tea Party movement.
If this is any indication of who’s trying to run the show, count me out. It’s hard enough being a conservative without this kind of baggage.
Here’s the website of the new coordinator. (Link goes to Google’s cache.)
It’s the return of Ron Paul.
Mutated, secretive, and pissed off.