What Does the Tea Party Really Want?
A former Tea Partier tells all: “What I learned in Two Years at the Tea Party”:
“The Tea Party is no longer about economics, not that it ever solely was. At the larger rallies and for the cameras (CNN or laptop), they hold forth about founding fathers, liberty, spending, deficits, TARP, kicking cans down roads, taxes, living within means and fiscal responsibility. But when the lights are off, it’s all about Jesus, with “God” thrown in, on occasion for Israel.
Back in 2009, the movement appeared genuinely stumped with a conundrum of its key documents. Subservience to the Constitution of the United States of America was paramount, but then what to do about the Bible?
So they’ve engineered a backstory that essentially proves the nation’s founders were just conduits for God. Essentially, the Constitution is just the word of God passed down through guys who wore wigs and snazzy cuffed jackets.”
Most scarey, to me, was the account of cultivating/brainwashing the next generation through home schooling:
“Jacobs’ hour-long rant mixed historical evidence of the founding father’s Christian intentions for America with conspiracy theories about Barack Obama and Columbia University, Bill Ayers, Sharia, Hitler, the Kentucky and Virginia acts of 1789, Sean Penn, his former students’ persecution in college “for their Christian conservatism” and “how to refute the argument that Jesus was a socialist.” (Which, by the way, is to note that “thou shall not steal” is a direct rebuttal to how “socialists despise private property.” Jacobs’ lessons (available online) are set up especially for home-schoolers…… One of the sisters said to the crowd: “Barack Obama may have the unions. But we have the home-schoolers.”“