Farah: Tea party's success only measured by reclaiming nation's cultural institutions
By Chelsea Schilling
Posted: February 06, 2010 ~ 4:35 am Eastern
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NASHVILLE - WND founder Joseph Farah shared his long-term strategy for reclaiming the nation with tea partiers last night – explaining election wins are only half the battle and a true, lasting revolution would mean taking over cultural institutions such as the press, entertainment business, schools, universities and churches.
"We're in trouble in America," he told a packed room at the first national tea party convention in Nashville. "We're losing our moral bearings. We're losing our respect for the rule of law. You look around America today, and things are bad – and they're getting worse. We're broke. We're dispirited. We're scared."
Farah said Americans have lived through years of reckless government spending under the administrations of Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush – each promoting big government, less freedom and declining morality.
Why the sudden wake-up call in 2009 and 2010?
He compared stirring of Americans to the proverbial frog in a pot of water that is slowly getting hotter. It enjoys the balmy temperature and doesn't realize it's being slowly boiled to death.
"It is my theory that Americans have been that frog in the pot for at least the last 20 years," Farah said. "We've been moving closer and closer to socialism, further away from God, the Constitution and doing what's right – all the while not noticing that it's killing our nation."
He said slowly but surely Americans have been turning their backs on the sacrifices their forefathers made in the name of liberty.
"It's our duty that those of us who believe in God, liberty, security and responsibility that He represents – and only He represents – to ... begin another long march through the cultural institutions," Farah said. "It's not enough to criticize these institutions. They need to be taken over, redeemed, reborn."
"Once upon a time, the U.S. government was the envy of the whole world," he said. "It presided over the greatest freedom the world had ever known. But as Washington's power and reach grew well beyond its constitutional restrictions, something happened. It started to supplant God."
Government became man's source of worship – its idol, Farah said.
"Government wants to be your one and only god."
The crowd cheered energetically.
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Saturday, February 06, 2010