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Why I support the Tea Party (nutshell version)

Mocking those in the MSM who malign the Tea Party, Ed Driscoll explains:

Incidentally, nice bit of Orwellian doublethink to call the grass-roots, libertarian-oriented Tea Party “Totalitarian.” This has to be the first “Totalitarian” movement in the history of mankind that, if it gets everything it wants…will leave you the hell alone.

Via Instapundit.

So, to those who can’t understand why a gay man could support the Tea Party, there it is in Ed Driscoll’s italics.  I want the state to leave us alone to live our lives as we please.

Remember, many in the Tea Party have adopted the “Don’t Tread on Me” Gadsden Flag as the movement’s symbol.  Shouldn’t gay people whose fellows have suffered severely throughout history from state meddling in people’s private lives welcome a movement designed to put limits on government?



  1. ” Shouldn’t gay people whose fellows have suffered severely throughout history from state meddling in people’s private lives welcome a movement designed to put limits of government?”

    Well, I think they should but do you think they should even if they realize there are heterosexuals like me who do not support SSM, SS couples raising children and legislation tailored for the LGBT community?

    Comment by Richard Bell — August 3, 2011 @ 3:04 pm - August 3, 2011

  2. Rush, the other day, ran through a couple of the liberal lying points on the TEA Party. Can’t remember them all, but not too long ago, the TEA Party was supposedly dead. Now we’re terrorists?

    You know that’s bullshit since liberals fall all over themselves to give aid and comfort to terrorists.

    Comment by TGC — August 3, 2011 @ 3:22 pm - August 3, 2011

  3. To answer the question, the gay left (lefties in general) don’t subscribe to a libertarian view; they subscribe to a libertine view.

    They don’t think government has any place telling them how to think or act or what they can and cannot say (which is the correct view *if it applies to everyone*).

    Morality is an abstraction; a “user-defined” set of rules that is perfectly optional. “Choice” is the term, I think.

    In their view, it’s perfectly rational that an individual can make the decision whether or not a fetus gets to live or that government can confiscate wealth from A and give it to B simply because B wants it. In fact, B is morally superior in wanting what isn’t his since A is a greedy SOB.

    At the same time, they see government power as a weapon to be used to make the rest of us act and think they way they want us to. This process is well underway in much of the West (see various thoughtcrime trials in places like Canada, the EU, Oz…).

    Fascism and totalitarianism is on the left.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — August 3, 2011 @ 7:16 pm - August 3, 2011

  4. Many on the left have made a Faustian bargain, in return for complete freedom to do whatever they want in the bedroom without judgment or consequences, they submit to complete slavery in every other area of their lives.

    The Tea Party is not just a limited government, it is an abolition movement. We the people have nothing to lose but our chains; the chains of costly, over-reaching, micromanaging government dictating everything from what lightbulbs we can use to what cereals we can eat.

    Comment by V the K — August 4, 2011 @ 7:03 am - August 4, 2011

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