#1 Will the Tea Party support the Cali Marijuana Legalization measure this Nov?03-28-2010, 07:31 PM
Individual liberties and Big Government, an issue about what you do with your body in your home. This sounds exactly like a Tea Party issue.
Also how about legalizing prostitution?
03-28-2010, 07:39 PM
Yes and the results have been amazing. Decreases in STD's, less violence, tax revenues, and more.
The thread wasn't "where can I find a prostitute?", it's "will the Tea Party support these measures?"
I'm asking because if the Tea Party is about individual liberties and smaller government, these are the perfect issues for them to support.
03-28-2010, 08:00 PM
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- May 2008
- Locked in a Dungeon, being tortured and LOVING IT!
Hey wee wee, since you seem to try and demonize the Tea party movement, tell me how many of these core party principals do you have a problem with.
* Balance the federal budget
* Lower taxes across the board
* Increase state sovereignty in political, economic, and social issues
* Institute constitutional term limits in Congress
* Decrease federal spending
* Borrow less money from foreign powers such as China, Russia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, etc.
* Make Congress cite chapter & verse in the Constitution when passing bills
* End all federal bailouts
* Increase ballot access for Independent & Third Party candidates
* Increase the value of our Dollar
* Throw out every single candidate, regardless of party affiliation, who voted for any of the federal bailouts
* Increase transparency & accountability at the Federal Reserve
* Reform the entire tax code
* Elect Washington outsiders in upcoming elections
* Start paying down the national debt
* Throw out big government & big spending incumbents, regardless of party affiliation
* Make Congress read the bills before they actually vote
* Build the foundation for a new, third party
* Start running for political office ourselvesKlaatu barada nikto
03-28-2010, 09:29 PM
I'm not saying that their "principles" are bad. I'm saying they are only talking about principles, evoking folksy working-class values that are easy for us to identify with to further one real goal: deregulation and lower taxation of the wealthiest individuals.
It's one thing to say things, but look at their solutions:
Vote Republican - come on, the republicans in congress during the last decade have been the most antithetical to the Tea Party values. Enormous spending, extreme increase in government, unbelievable debt, all of it.
However, all of the Republicans who were in office during that time are getting a free pass from the Tea Party folk.
I respect people who are bringing in new faces into the party, while I disagree with the Tea Party, I admire fighting for what you believe in, but I can promise you that there isn't going to be a big move this year against incumbent Republicans.
Why? Because they talk about values and principles, but they are just a Republican Support Group.
I'm perfectly fine with their values, but isn't it strange that every single solution they come up with is the exact same as the Bush-era Republicans?
Why aren't they talking about the Marijuana issue? Why aren't they talking about Prostitution? Why aren't they publicly outing all of the Bush-era Republicans currently in congress?
03-28-2010, 09:31 PM
You're telling me that a libertarian organization thinks that the Feds should say you're not allowed to smoke a joint after work in y our living room? You're telling me that a libertarian organization thinks Big Government should be able to tell you what sexual activities you can partake in with a consenting adult?
03-28-2010, 09:35 PM
Like I said, my problem isn't with the professed principles of the Tea Party members, it's about the inconsistency between those principles and the issues/candidates they choose to (or not to) support.
If you look at those values alongside the people they are supporting, the issues they are trumpeting, the issues they are ignoring, and the solutions they are offering, it doesn't match up.
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