Tea Party to Harry Reid: Drop the Leftist-Extremism
As Congress gets ready to reconvene tomorrow, you may have read Senator Harry Reid’s comments over the weekend to the effect that the GOP needs to distance itself from “Tea Party Extremism.”
I have been amused by the ongoing efforts of the liberals and the media (..But I repeat myself) to paint the Tea Party as “Extreme” while ignoring their own radical ideology. What does the Tea Party really stand for? Smaller, more fiscally-responsible government, along with lower taxes for everyone. How exactly is that radical or extreme? Contrast this with the classic liberal agenda of hostility toward the financially successful, overbearing government regulation of private behavior, and ever-greater taxation in support of wealth redistribution. Now compare both these agendas with the constitutional protections of personal liberty and property, and ask yourself, who is the real radical?
Let’s be fair about this. Here’s an easy, little test for you to use. Our constitution was undeniably written to protect personal liberty and property, particularly from government depredation. Use that as your barometer to measure any proposal or policy promoted by either side. Such proposals that seek to lessen personal liberty, or take-away property in the form of taxes or other things are the true radical measures, and the people who support such policies are the real extremists.