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(Townhall)   If the founders of America....caved in the face of early defeats, the American miracle would have never occurred. Tea Partiers must hang together, hang tough, and continue the winnable fight to restore American freedom   (townhall.com) divider line 39
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2012-12-17 08:25:47 AM
5 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-17 07:41:37 AM
5 votes:
Oh... Bless your little hearts, Teabaggers. You guys are just adorable when you think you're smart enough to accomplish something more mentally taxing than scribbling your illiteracy on a poster board.
2012-12-17 10:00:32 AM
4 votes:
What "freedoms" are these folks fighting for exactly?

Economic freedom? Because promoting corporate profits over local growth actually limits social mobility and competition in the markets.

Religious freedom? Because freedom of religion means that the government doesn't interfere with anyone's right to worship--or not worship--no matter their faith. That means Mormons, Muslims, Buddhists and even atheists have the right to pursue their faith without support or hinderance.

Privacy? Because a lot of the laws that TEA Party patriots seem to advocate run exactly counter to that.

Equality? Because championing the cause of those who want to see limits on the rights of citizens to marry doesn't sound much like "freedom"...
2012-12-17 09:55:46 AM
4 votes:
The tea party is destroying the GOP. Keep up the good work.
2012-12-17 09:53:56 AM
3 votes:
If the founders of this nation had not had the FRENCH, the American Experiment would have never taken place.

Teabaggers can do as their original chosen name implies.
2012-12-17 09:53:42 AM
3 votes:
The founders made damn sure that ignorant poor people like the majority of Tea Baggers, where not part of the planning process.
2012-12-17 08:23:32 AM
3 votes:

cretinbob:


Done in one.

Going by the headline, did anyone else think American Thinker?
2012-12-17 03:06:41 PM
2 votes:
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2012-12-17 11:03:00 AM
2 votes:

Serious Black: hubiestubert: You know, it would be great if we had actual Civics education, and the Federalist Papers as required reading for the voting public.

I love the people who talk about how they are trying to restore the dream of the Federalist Papers and are basically advocating we turn America back into a confederacy. It's like they have no idea why the Federalist Papers were written in the first place or why we adopted the Constitution.


Not so much a dream of the Articles of the Confederation, but an understanding of what the Founders actually were thinking when folks invoke them. Madison, Jefferson, Morris, and the others who sat in the Constitutional Convention. The Articles of Confederation simply did not work--which is why folks sat down in 1787 for the Constitutional Convention. The Federalist Papers were published in order to get arguments for ratification into the public's hands. The Federalist Papers lay out the arguments for this new Constitution and powers, which were then fairly quickly amended with the Bill of Rights, which folks couldn't agree on fully for a bit. Even the Framers agreed that their document wasn't perfect, but it was the best that they could do at the time, and left room and provisions to keep the Constitution as a living document. It was certainly a group effort, one that was hotly debated at the time, and we have a House and Senate today because of that give and take, since many wanted lifelong appointees, a Congressionally appointed President for life, and a few other things that just didn't work for all the members of that Convention.

They were a storied lot, those who signed the Constitution; businessmen, patriots, a couple of outright crooks, a moon eyed astronomer who believed in five million worlds populated by intelligent beings, printers, lawyers, shipping magnates, men of lands and property, commoners who had done alright, the stay at homes, patriots, and even a few who had collected the taxes that folks had gotten up in arms about. Some saw their fortunes made, a good many lost them in land speculation, two died in duels, and even those who thought that erasing state boundaries on a regular basis would help keep apportionment equal. Heck, Daniel Carroll was even investigated on charges of land speculation and insider trading with the move of the capitol to DC. They weren't perfect, but it's good to understand the considerations and even internal arguments that they were having, especially since the US is now the eldest current system of Constitutional governance. There is good reason to understand their thinking on these issues to put them into context, even today.
2012-12-17 10:32:40 AM
2 votes:

neenerist: "If the founders of America....caved in the face of early defeats..."

Didn't the Founders remain steadfast against oppression of the common citizen by the wealthy and privileged? Consider a rename to East India Teabagger Company.


How the original Tea Party protesters dressed in Boston in 1773...

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How an officer of the East India Company Army dressed in those days...

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How the modern Tea Party LARPer dresses.

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You know: I think you may be onto something.
2012-12-17 10:17:55 AM
2 votes:

Xcott: First they have to articulate exactly what freedom they think is missing, and needs to be restored.

This could be a huge time-saver if they realize that they're trying to save some vague sense of liberty from an imaginary threat, like UN troops amassing in Mexico to put conservatives in boxcars. In that case, they can simply declare victory and go home happy.


Freedom is code for "White, Anglo-Saxon Protestant privilege."
2012-12-17 10:12:30 AM
2 votes:
where were these people when bush was president? y'know, warrantless wiretapping, total information awareness, TSA, endless war, all those liberty destroying things? (speaking of expanded government, medicare part D too, but i'm not complaining about that)
2012-12-17 10:08:59 AM
2 votes:

Orange-Pippin: FTA: According to data just published by the United Nations, in 2011 China surpassed, for the first time, the United States as the world's leading manufacturer.
Response Blocked:The Bring Jobs Home Act would provide a 20% tax break for the costs of moving jobs back to the United States and would rescind business expense deductions available to companies that are associated with the cost of moving operations overseas..."


There has to be a Tea Party member on Fark that can explain this.


It doesn't support the "job creators" **gag**.
2012-12-17 09:59:44 AM
2 votes:

liverleef: The tea party is destroying the GOP. Keep up the good work.


This, really. The longer the Tea Party exists, the harder it is on the GOP to get its house in order.

At the moment, the Tea Party retards are far more interested in fighting the GOP than the Democrats. That's the downside of having a 24/7 derp machine with years in between elections.

In the lull, they eat their own.
2012-12-17 09:52:09 AM
2 votes:
Pretty sure the founders caved pretty quickly in any attempt to address slavery.
2012-12-17 09:51:13 AM
2 votes:
Its sad and scary how much sway stupid and angry has in this country.
2012-12-17 09:49:00 AM
2 votes:
They could team up with the Flat Earth Society and form a new completely stupid organization.
2012-12-17 09:45:31 AM
2 votes:
Please proceed, Tea-per Tantrum.
2012-12-17 07:35:47 AM
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2012-12-17 04:59:32 PM
1 votes:
If you see your ideology as literally being in a war with your countrymen, there might be something wrong with your ideology.

DNRTFA.
2012-12-17 11:49:37 AM
1 votes:
QUICK!

RESTORE SOMETHING THAT WAS NEVER LOST!



d23: ...Yes, Virginia, it was just as much against the East India Company as it was against King George. ... They seem happy to send some of the biggest corporate ass kissers to congress in their name.

Also this...

AND aren't we enjoying the LOWEST FEDERAL INCOME TAX RATE in recorded history right farking now????????????????
2012-12-17 11:25:00 AM
1 votes:
The right-wing mind is so predictable. Argue the probability of an event, that has already happened, in order to prove your point.
2012-12-17 11:23:38 AM
1 votes:
Oh, the TEA party is fighting for freedom now? Last I checked, they were still fighting against my right to get mmj even though my neurologist and I agree it helps my MS. Last I checked, they were still fighting against my right to get married, even though my church is ok with it. They aren't pro-freedom, they want control over everyone else, they just don't want to have that reciprocated.
2012-12-17 11:11:34 AM
1 votes:
2media.nowpublic.net
2012-12-17 10:39:49 AM
1 votes:
FTFA:

Now, suddenly, the Tea Party is everybody's whipping boy.


No, actually, it's everybody's laughingstock.
2012-12-17 10:22:45 AM
1 votes:
Good ol' Star Parker. Another idiot who thinks that if she demonstrates a commonality with the racist, radical Teabaggers, they will treat her like a pet instead of like cattle.
2012-12-17 10:09:44 AM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: What "freedoms" are these folks fighting for exactly?

Economic freedom? Because promoting corporate profits over local growth actually limits social mobility and competition in the markets.

Religious freedom? Because freedom of religion means that the government doesn't interfere with anyone's right to worship--or not worship--no matter their faith. That means Mormons, Muslims, Buddhists and even atheists have the right to pursue their faith without support or hinderance.

Privacy? Because a lot of the laws that TEA Party patriots seem to advocate run exactly counter to that.

Equality? Because championing the cause of those who want to see limits on the rights of citizens to marry doesn't sound much like "freedom"...


Their freedom to demand that everyone be god fearing Christians, to pay no taxes (but recieve their own benefits, the "got mine so fark yours" crowd) and to have an arsenal of weaponry that can rival a battalion of Marines.

Oh and by their freedom, I mean, their *personal* freedom. Other people's freedom isn't important.
2012-12-17 10:09:03 AM
1 votes:

Orange-Pippin: FTA: According to data just published by the United Nations, in 2011 China surpassed, for the first time, the United States as the world's leading manufacturer.
Response Blocked:The Bring Jobs Home Act would provide a 20% tax break for the costs of moving jobs back to the United States and would rescind business expense deductions available to companies that are associated with the cost of moving operations overseas..."


There has to be a Tea Party member on Fark that can explain this.


There was but he thought the transmitter for his wireless mouse was a Chiclet and he choked to death.
2012-12-17 10:07:50 AM
1 votes:
If they were actually supportive of freedom for everyone and not just freedom for white, rich, non-Hispanic, pro-forced birth, pro-heterosexual, Evangelical Christians, I would be 100% on board with the Tea Party.
2012-12-17 10:04:37 AM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: What "freedoms" are these folks fighting for exactly?

Economic freedom? Because promoting corporate profits over local growth actually limits social mobility and competition in the markets.

Religious freedom? Because freedom of religion means that the government doesn't interfere with anyone's right to worship--or not worship--no matter their faith. That means Mormons, Muslims, Buddhists and even atheists have the right to pursue their faith without support or hinderance.

Privacy? Because a lot of the laws that TEA Party patriots seem to advocate run exactly counter to that.

Equality? Because championing the cause of those who want to see limits on the rights of citizens to marry doesn't sound much like "freedom"...


The freedom to not have a niBOONG in the White House.

Duh.
2012-12-17 09:59:00 AM
1 votes:
I guess the freedom to not be free is a kind of freedom
2012-12-17 09:55:03 AM
1 votes:
That's right. You're not wrong. You're American heroes, you can't be wrong. America doesn't know what's good for it. So drink your tea and put another brick in the wall.
2012-12-17 09:50:41 AM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: "Restore American freedom"?

You mean they're going to bring the 4th amendment back?


Sure*

* 4th amendment not applicable to women, gays, muslims, democrats, rinos, blacks, mexicans,...
2012-12-17 09:50:38 AM
1 votes:
"If the founders of America....caved in the face of early defeats..."

Didn't the Founders remain steadfast against oppression of the common citizen by the wealthy and privileged? Consider a rename to East India Teabagger Company.
2012-12-17 09:46:35 AM
1 votes:
Hero?
2012-12-17 09:14:13 AM
1 votes:
"Restore American freedom"?

You mean they're going to bring the 4th amendment back?
2012-12-17 09:13:08 AM
1 votes:
Please, Star Parker, quit chewing the Teabag, OK.
2012-12-17 08:36:20 AM
1 votes:
Economic Freedom = Foxconn in Detroit
2012-12-17 07:47:51 AM
1 votes:

cretinbob: [25.media.tumblr.com image 425x281]


LOL. Those were the exact words I was going to post.

That image is so much better.
 
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