Friday, June 04, 2010

Hijacking the tea party ~ By Joseph Farah

I sure hope a lot of people read and pay attention to what Joseph Farah had to say in this column. The election this November, the Midterm election, is the most important election that we may have ever experience. It could be our last chance. As Joseph says, it is "a pivotal vote that will determine whether the United States of America will continue to be the shining city on a hill, a beacon of freedom and justice throughout the world." It will be our time to let the politicians know that We the People are no longer going to be apathetic. We the People aren't going to continue to twiddle our thumbs, thinking that there isn't anything we can do about what our politicians are doing to us.

This is OUR time to take back America, and We the People do not have much time left if we want to stay free. We need to vote, not just in November, but very importantly, NOW, during the primaries. It is our chance to get rid of the politicians who have been treating us like useful idiots. Just like what some of us did during last Summer's Congressional recess, where we crowded town hall meetings and gave the Congressmen and Congresswomen a piece of our minds, it's now time for the smack-down in order to show the politicians that didn't listen to us and went ahead with passing ObamaCare that they can no longer get away with it. It's time to let them know that they represent us, and can no longer get away with ignoring the Will of We the People. Just sayin'....

Pray that God smiles on America this year.

Pray that God smiles on the tea-party movement and uses it mightily.

Pray that God confuses the minds of all those who would use this movement for their own self-aggrandizement.

Pray that the tea-party movement does not get hijacked by those who would turn it into a strictly materialistic endeavor devoid of God's real concerns for the nation.

Pray for unity and success for the tea-party movement.
By Joseph Farah

Posted: June 03, 2010 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2010

The tea-party movement is only about two years old, but, because of its potency, there have already been many attempts to hijack it.

From politicians trying to resurrect their careers to media activists trying to establish careers, there is a temptation to think of the tea-party movement as cattle or sheep that can be herded in any direction with skillful manipulation.

I don't believe that's true.

I hope it's not true.

The tea-party movement is so important to the future of the country precisely because it is an amorphous, grass-roots uprising – called not by leadership but by national crisis and necessity.

It's not only political folly to attempt to get in front of this parade, it's probably bad career advice.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: The tea-party movement is the broadest and potentially most powerful grass-roots political movement in my lifetime. But there is also a spiritual component to it that most of the hijackers either can't understand or don't want to understand.

This is not just a band of Americans angry about their dollar not going as far as it once did. This is not just a movement centered on materialistic concerns. This is not just a bunch of rubes in need of direction from more sophisticated minds.

I laugh when I hear seasoned conservative activists talking about how they intend to teach the tea partiers how to be winners.

With the exception of a momentary second wind in 1994, the conservative establishment has been moribund since Ronald Reagan's administration. Because it threw its lot in with the Republican Party, come hell or high water, the conservative movement allowed itself to be co-opted and taken for granted.

The great potential of the tea-party movement is that it will not allow that to happen.


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