Well, the Progressive agenda to paint Tea Party patriots as a threat to America continues, but unfortunately for the author of this inaccurate rant, the case he makes better describes the characteristics of his progressive comrades.

If this author would have any backbone, he would have just come out and said what he means, instead of trying to mislead readers with loose associations of hatred, racism, violence, and ignorance. I’ll highlight the attacks through his associations and I will condense his fluffed up 22 paragraphs into one as to show the intention of this vitriol attack. His premise to portray the Tea Party Movement as immigrant-haters is merely disguised to do what Progressives, Marxist, and Communists do best when they have lost the argument- resort to name calling. I’ll bullet point his vitriol.

  • Teabaggers are nostalgic for the 1950s and resentful about how Senator Joe McCarthy was disrespected
  • we’ve all seen articles focusing on the racist signs and actions at Teabagger events
  • Perhaps the clearest antecedent to the Teabag movement is the American Party, formed in 1845…The core belief of the party was that the United States was being ruined by the influx of “racially inferior” immigrants.
  • Bohunks or Hunkies were Hungarian and Bohemian laborers…were considered less human, even, than the Polacks.
  • Micks and Paddys were Irish immigrants. Potato eaters…derided as Wiggers, a contraction of White-n***er, also dismissed as uncivilized
  • Wops were the Italians…whose presence polluted city ghettos and burdened civic services.
  • The Micks, Hunkies, and Wops (and other immigrant groups) were called untrainable and racially inferior.
  • Was the concept of race was different in those days?…But our need to feel better than someone else remained. So what?! Ta Da! The Beaner, Wetback, Latino “race” emerged.
  • People who benefit from discrimination needed a new target group.
  • the American Party focused on the perceived “threat” to our culture, our nation, our stability, just as the Teabaggers do today.
  • today’s Teabaggers don’t know much about socialism, the American Party members didn’t know much about Catholicism, except that they were scared of it and they hated it.
  • the American Party…People called them, and they proudly called themselves, the Know Nothings
  • Like today’s Teabaggers, the Know Nothings wanted their Constitutional rights, but got angry when anyone asked them to actually discuss constitutional issues and governance
  • the Know Nothings engaged in violence, arson, and destroying property of people who disagreed with them…Like today’s Teabaggers, they didn’t want debates. They shouted down other viewpoints and threatened people with violence or death.
  • One of the driving forces behind the Teabag movement is the desire to remove the illegal Latin invaders
  • Like the people who found and despised the ‘greasy spaghetti eaters” in eastern city sweat shops, the Teabaggers despise the “beaners”
  • Like the Know Nothings, the Teabaggers want the easy game of marching, showing off their guns and their hand made signs.

The Progressive Interpretation

The Tea Party movement is like the “American Party” political movement of the mid-1800’s that hated immigrants and created derogatory names to insult them. The Tea Party patriots are “know nothings” who decry socialism in America and are too ignorant to understand what they’re fighting for. Instead of civil debate, they gather with their guns and home made signs to incite violence and race-bait. SInce they can’t debate the facts, Tea Party patriots resort to name calling and physically assaulting the opposition. The outlook looks good for the Progressive cause.

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Wow, these clowns really are insane. Good luck with this Socialist/Marxist assault on America. By the way Mr. LA Progressive, we will be sure to include your name when we resurrect the Committees On Un-American activities. At least you got that part right.

Declaration of Tea Party Independence

I. As the course of human events winds its way through History, it has found some paths lead to Tyranny and some to Liberty. In seeking a path to Liberty, a great and powerful movement is now rising from every corner of our land. Created by the Will of the American People, it rejects unconstitutional domination by the Government that is supposed to be its servant. This movement has arisen, in large part, because our elected officials have failed us.

For much of its history the United States has been a land of prosperity and liberty, sound policies such as fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and a belief in the free market have safeguarded this condition. In recent years however, Congress, the President, the Federal Reserve Board and the Courts have replaced those practices with profligate government spending and expansion of the government power beyond what is constitutionally permissible.

This course, if not reversed, can only lead to economic collapse and tyranny.

Therefore, Individuals acting through the Tea Party Movement, seek to restore the policies, which are proven to safeguard liberty and prosperity for all. We will organize, demonstrate and vote until this restoration has been achieved. We will stay focused on this goal and remain INDEPENDENT from any persons or political parties who seek to distract us from this end.

Many seek to define this Movement, to use it, to lead it, to co-opt it, to channel it, to control it, to defeat it.

WE WILL NOT LET THIS HAPPEN.

The Tea Party Movement is in agreement with our Founders that the government that governs least governs best. We believe that Capitalism – NOT GOVERNMENT – is essential to the creation of wealth and a vastly reduced government provides the foundation for a thriving Capitalist system.

The Tea Party Movement of America embraces and serves people of all races, creeds, religions, and political affiliations, and we declare ourselves to be independent of all those forces that seek to manipulate our actions or control our destiny.

II. We Declare ourselves INDEPENDENT of the Democrat Party and its power drunk junta in Washington DC, which is currently seeking to impose a Socialist agenda on our Republic.

We reject arrogant Left-wing politicians who furtively hide from public scrutiny, as they cut corrupt deals loaded with earmarks and pork in order to produce 2000 page pieces of legislation so purposely incomprehensible, they do not even bother to read them before foisting them upon us.

We reject the endless creation of myriad federal government agencies that drown free enterprise and local control in the swarms of education, energy, ecology, and commerce bureaucrats who style themselves “czars” sent to harass us.

We reject the creation of federal government regulations and agencies which demand the States pay for unfunded Federal mandates.

We reject a Democrat Party which refuses to give credence to our demands for just redress of grievances and which insults and seeks to demonize our legal right to peacefully protest the unjust laws it inflicts upon us.

We reject a profligate Government that is spending TRILLIONS of dollars on worthless socialist schemes designed to bankrupt us and put the American people in a position of dependence on the State, as peasants begging for their very sustenance from self-styled “educated classes” and so-called “experts”.

We reject a foreign policy which bows and scrapes and apologizes before the world for America.

We reject an Attorney General of the United States who offers succor and rights to vicious terrorist murderers and seeks to protect them with a mock civilian trial when such enemy combatants, captured on the field of battle, should be tried in secure military courts.

We reject the claims of an un-elected Federal Judiciary to violate the separation of powers by demanding its decisions be enforced by the other coequal branches of government, regardless of how unconstitutional the other branches of government may think those decisions are.

We reject all acts that ignore or diminish the 2nd and 10th Amendments to the US Constitution and we seek to have all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution to be reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

III. We Declare ourselves INDEPENDENT of the Republican Party, which has in the past manipulated its Conservative Base to win election after election and which then betrays everything that Base fought for and believed.

We reject the idea that the electoral goals of the Republican Party are identical to the goals of the Tea Party Movement or that this Movement is an adjunct to the Republican Party.

We reject the Republican Party professionals who now seek to use the Tea Party Movement for their corrupt and narrow political purposes.

We acknowledge that standing on our principles does not mean throwing out our common sense; we will NOT abandon our principles in the name of a nonexistent bipartisanship or a misguided devotion to an illusion of “pragmatism”, which disguises a desire to betray us in its name.

We reject the scare tactics of the Republican Party, which seeks to herd us into voting for candidates who supposedly represent the “lesser of two evils” in the name of fealty to the principle of small government and then having to suffer such candidates as they betray that principle. We are not well served by parasites whose livelihoods depend on the very State whose power to reward or sanction we elected them to limit and proscribe.

We insist that the Tea Party Movement does NOT consider the election of Republicans in and of itself to be necessarily beneficial to our goals.

We demand the Republican Party understand that we reject its attempts to co-opt us. WE WILL WORK AGAINST THEM when they oppose our views by trying to force Republicans In Name Only (RINO) on us. When Republicans are in accord with their Conservative Base as well as the Independent voters who align with it, IT WINS; when they are NOT in accord with the Conservative Base and the Independent voters who align with it, IT LOSES.

We reject RINO money; we reject RINO “advice”; we reject RINO “professional experience”; we reject RINO “progressivism”; we reject RINO support of Big Government; we reject RINO back room deal making; we reject RINO pork spending; we reject false RINO professions of Conservative views and we reject the RINO’s statist subversion of the principles of small government for which the Republican Party is supposed to stand.

Republican Party attempts to ignore the will of the Base, as it did in 1976, 1992, 1996, 2006 and 2008, resulted in disaster; when it embraces the will of the Base, as it did in 1980, 1984 and 1994, it wins historic victories.

We demand the Republican Party recognize that while the Tea Party Movement cannot guarantee their aid will help them win elections, it is very likely WE CAN MAKE THEM LOSE if they are disdainful of our goals.

IV. We Declare ourselves INDEPENDENT of the Media, which has proved itself to be anything BUT a fair and balanced enterprise and which focuses more on entertainment, fear mongering and shock value than investigation and unbiased fact.

We reject the fiction that an unbiased media still exists; there is friendly media and there is unfriendly ENE-media. The Tea Party Movement refuses to give false credence to the self-aggrandizing, self-deluding lie that ANY PART of the Fourth Estate is free of the self-serving agendas of those who own them.

V. We Declare ourselves INDEPENDENT of self-styled “leaders” who claim to speak for the Tea Party Movement. This movement is not a brand name to be used to sell product; nor is it a logo to be used to justify profiting off its name.

We reject those who seek to personally capitalize on our popularity and momentum by trying to associate with our cause.

We reject the idea that the Tea Party Movement is “led” by anyone other than the millions of average citizens who make it up. The Tea Party Movement understands that as a Free People, we need to SAVE OURSELVES, BY OURSELVES, FOR OURSELVES. The Tea Party Movement is not “led.” The Tea Party Movement LEADS.

VI. We are united in our common belief in Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets. This threefold purpose is the source of our unity in the Tea Party Movement.

We reject the idea that the Tea Party Movement must all be unanimous in our specific policy views in order to win. We recognize that the current situation requires we come together in confederation to achieve the MANY MUTUAL GOALS we all seek to accomplish.

We recognize that the current situation requires that we concentrate on the many things we have in common rather than those few things about which we may disagree.

We are the Tea Party Movement of America and we believe in American Exceptionalism.

We believe that American Exceptionalism is found in its devotion to the cause of Liberty.

We believe that Liberty is based in rational self-interest, in freedom of thought, in free markets, free association, free speech, a free press and the ability granted us under the Constitution TO DIRECT OUR OWN AFFAIRS FREE OF THE DICTATES OF AN EVER EXPANDING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHICH IS AS VORACIOUS IN ITS DESIRE FOR POWER AS IT IS INCOMPETENT AND DANGEROUS IN ITS EXERCISE.

We believe that either fate or history has chosen this Country to be a beacon of freedom and prosperity to the whole world because of America’s belief in and vigorous defense of political and economic Liberty. The United States has been the instrument of Liberty against the many tyrannies that have threatened the people of this world.

The Tea Party Movement rejects the idea that America has to apologize to a far guiltier world that has been largely unappreciative of the sacrifices made on their behalf by the brave and noble members of our Armed Forces, whose sacrifice and patriotic service in our defense makes all else possible.

The Tea Party Movement rejects the imposition of “transformational change” performed on our Nation by smug elites who call themselves the “educated class”.

The Tea Party Movement understands that our Nation is NOT the same thing as our government and that America is much more than simply a militarily and economically powerful State.

The Tea Party Movement sees America as something exceptional, as something unique, as something that came into existence to fulfill the hope of all previous generations that longed for freedom. It came into existence because it is more than simply a country with land and population and riches and armaments. America came into existence because LIBERTY is an eternal concept in the mind of both God AND Man.
The United States of America came into existence because Mankind needs freedom the same way it needs food and air and property and security and love. And what is freedom other than the RIGHT to be free of the tyranny of Government and the elitist, self-styled aristocrats who seek to run it at our expense and to our detriment?

The Tea Party Movement will fight this danger to our Liberty as long as its members have breath in their bodies. When America didn’t exist men and women were compelled to invent it, BECAUSE MANKIND CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT FREEDOM AND STILL BE FULLY HUMAN.

To this goal we mutually pledge to each other, as our Founding Fathers did over two centuries ago, our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

February 24, 2010

Targeting Citizens Is Getting Too Serious To Ignore

Robert A. Bonelli

The Senatorial campaign of Scott Brown, the Republican candidate in the special election in Massachusetts, is gaining momentum and causing his opposition in the Democratic Party to panic. Panic reveals the worst in people and panic also reveals the truth of what people really think. Has panic over a possible Brown victory resulted in the Democratic Party stepping up its verbal attack on American citizens to the point that it is now becoming too serious, and possibly too dangerous, to pass off as simply politics?

Brown’s opposition is now targeting the TEA Party movement as “his radical backers.”  In recent remarks by prominent Democratic Politicians, as published on the Fox News website this weekend (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/15/democrats-accuse-brown-radical-ties-senate-election-nears/), Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called Brown a “far-right tea-bagger” in an e-mail, using a term that also can refer to a sexual act. Then on Friday, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., wrote in a fundraising e-mail that Coakley (Brown’s Democratic Party opponent) was “being attacked by tea partiers and right-wing radicals.”

Patriotic citizens exercising their free speech against the big government policies of the Obama Administration have been attacked repeatedly since the TEA Party movement began to grow across the Untied States last summer.  Democratic House (of Representatives) leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid, the left leaning old media and even Mr. Obama, have used the term “tea-bagger” as a pejorative reference to everyday Americans who decided to leave their comfort zones and speak out for the preservation of personal liberties and for less government in their lives.  These current attacks on Scott Brown should awaken all Americans to the planned targeting of opposition speech.

The increased targeting of TEA Party patriots by the Obama Administration, the Democratic controlled Congress and the old media should be a major concern for all Americans.  If we don’t recognize what is beginning and quickly speak out to stop it, we could be on the verge of a Crystal Night (name that’s been given to the night of 9-10 November 1938. In almost all large German cities and some smaller ones that night, store windows of Jewish shops were broken, Jewish houses and apartments were destroyed, and synagogues were demolished and set on fire. Many Jews were arrested, some were beaten, and some were even killed. The “Reich Crystal Night” (Reichskristallnacht) was one of the most shameful events of National Socialist Germany) in our own nation.

The Crystal Night reference should be disturbing to every citizen of our great country, but it should be even more disturbing to see American citizens singled out and targeted – verbally, for now – by our own government.   History teaches us that tyranny is supported by creating an internal enemy to be the target of anger, anger that is then diverted away from the tyrannical government and toward the innocent citizenry identified as that internal enemy.

TEA Party patriots speaking out against big government policies that are driving our nation deeper into debt and stripping us of personal liberties should not be vilified, but praised.   Every American exercising his or her constitutional rights should be honored by our government.  Unfortunately our government has clearly forgotten that it is subject to its citizens and not the other way around.

All American citizens regardless of their political beliefs should not tolerate the targeting of their fellow citizens.  All of those who have taken the oath “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States”, should make it clear to the government that you will stand with your fellow citizens and defend their right to speak out.  Now is the time.