Tea Party Commentaries

There’s lots of them out there.

Mark Steyn’s caught my attention for this:

Talk-show host Michael Graham spoke to one attendee at the 2009 Boston Tea Party who remarked of the press embargo: “If Obama had been the king of England, the Globe wouldn’t have covered the American Revolution.”

His comments are, as you can see, aimed at the MSM, and good on him.

Sisu has some commentary on what could be next for the Tea Party, including suggestions in the Washington Examiner that Tea Partiers:

First, don’t abandon the social networking and bottom-up direction that enabled a genuine grassroots phenomenon to coalesce in just a few weeks. …

Second, all politics is still local. …

Third, stop worrying about the mainstream media. Their day is done, yours is coming.

She goes on to quote some Tea Partiers talking about the big motivators: fear of collectivism, fear that the Constitution itself, and with it our way of life, is in danger.

(She also has some good coverage of the Boston Tea Party.)

The big question, the one everyone’s asking, is What next?

I have some ideas I may post in the near future, but for now I have a prediction.  The Tea Parties will become powerful to the extent that they address the common concerns of the vast majority of Americans.  Those concerns include, but are not limited to, corruption, secrecy, lack of accountability, and financial insecurity.

If the movement can put aside very important but very divisive issues like abortion and homosexual rights in order to focus on areas of common interest, then this movement may improve America for everyone (except the crooks and statists).  Once the four common issues I mentioned are resolved, once we have a better, cleaner, more responsible government, then we can get back to the partisan fights.

Go on, then!


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