The Left Still Doesn’t Understand The Tea Parties
Our fellow Americans on the left still don’t understand the Tea Parties. Their constant attacks and prophesies of the demise of the movement just accentuate their lack of understanding.
With their willing accomplices in the media, they have never grasped the paradigm shift that the Tea Part Movement represents. If you do a Google Alert for “American Tea Party Politics”, I can guarantee that every day you’ll see one, two or three stories that predict the diminished influence of the Tea Parties.
Why don’t the get it? Well, they can’t seem to understand that the Tea Party Movement is just that: a movement. It isn’t an organized political party like the Democrats or the Republicans. In fact, one can be a Tea Partier and still be a member of one of the other major parties.
Yes, the Tea Parties have organized “chapters” around the country but they serve to channel the members into a coordinated group. As a member of the Jefferson Area Tea Party in Thomas Jefferson’s home town, Charlottesville, Virginia, I can tell you that our organization is loose and for coordination purposes only.
But the left and the mainstream media can’t see it that way. They have never really understood that the members of the Tea Parties are ordinary Americans who have been compelled by circumstances to step forward and stand up for their country.
The left sees things differently. For them, government is a career, while for those on the right it remains a job to be done. When it’s done, we go home and carry on with our lives.
Immediately upon the successful conclusions of the Revolutionary War, Washington returned his commission to the Congresss and header home. He didn’t hang around and became a lobbyist. The same thing happened at the end of his eight years as President. He immediately returned to Mount Vernon and lived the rest of his life.
Thomas Jefferson and James Madison did much the same. Once they were done with their service to their country, they returned to their homes and never went back.
Tea Party members have much the same attitude. We joined together to change the way our country was doing things. As soon as we accomplish our goals, we’ll go home until we’re needed once again.