Why is America’s “progressive” left so rabidly opposed to the Tea Party? Why do they go out of their way to blame the Tea Party and it’s influence on elected officials for every trouble America experiences, real or imagined? Because the Tea Party poses an existential threat to “progressive” plans to destroy the American way of life.
The true philosophical divide in the United States is between the intent of America’s Founding Fathers and the intent of “progressives”, regardless of party. Republican vs Democrat is obsolete. The true political divide is between Americans and “progressives”.
The American idea, the shot heard round the world, is that We The People can govern ourselves. By the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God we are entitled at birth to the maximum amount of Individual Liberties consistent with law and order, and to the Right of private ownership, not the least of which is to own ourselves and to decide for ourselves. These Liberties and Rights are to be equally protected by a Constitutionally limited government that derives its just powers from the consent of the people. This is the Tea Party’s position.
The “progressive” idea is that a centrally planned big government, with extreme hostility towards private ownership, forces redistribution of wealth through “progressive” taxation in the name of social or economic “justice”. In order to ensure “fairness”, big government must be responsible for controlling businesses, industries and people who are incapable of governing themselves. This is the position of a radical, anti-American fringe minority who called themselves “progressives” until early twentieth century Americans discovered how bad their ideas really were, forcing them to change their label to “liberal”.
The Department of Homeland Security recently produced a video “instructing” Americans as to what to look for in order to prevent future terrorist attacks. Never mind that for years, terrorist attempts in America has been made by foreign born nationals. Every “terrorist” depicted in the video is someone who, to Americans who grew up in America, looks like the kid next door. The “terrorists” in the DHS video could very easily pass for members of that “racist, violent, radical, extremist” Tea Party.
“progressives” are trying to treat the Tea Party the same way the Third Reich treated Jews. Repeating fictitious propoganda through state controlled media to “unify” the country against them. The “progressive’s” major problem is, Jews made up only one percent of Nazi Germany’s population, whereas in America, the Tea Party outnumbers “progressives”.
“progressives” will fail.