‘Triumph of the Tea Party’

Having recently mentioned (a couple of posts ago) The Daily Bell as one of the few socio-economic-political subscriptions I value, it was pleasing to read a quote with which I can only concur.

Arriving back at Heathrow late on Sunday night I felt – as you do on returning to Britain these days – as if I were entering a failed state. It’s not just the Third World shabbiness which is so dispiriting. It’s the knowledge that from its surveillance cameras to its tax regime, from its (mostly) EU-inspired regulations to its whole attitude to the role of government, Britain is a country which has forgotten what it means to be free. God how I wish I were American right now … “Thank God for the Tea Party!” Though it has been typically misrepresented by the liberal media as a rattlers’ nest of gun-toting fruitcakes who want to ban masturbation and abortion, it is, of course, nothing of the kind. It is – whatever the increasingly redundant Moonbat may claim – a genuine grass roots movement inspired by the one great political cause truly worth fighting and dying for: the cause of liberty. – UK Telegraph

What is even more heartening is a statement therein by Ron Paul, advocating:

A return to the traditional US foreign policy of active private engagement but government noninterventionism is the only alternative that can restore our moral and fiscal health.

…and how’s this for some optimism given the current increasing impulse towards statist-nanninism:

Conclusion: We are optimistic, not by nature, but by logic. We think the 21st century may come to be seen as a time of greater freedom and social ferment (hopefully without violence) than the 20th century because of the technological and economic impetuses we have just described. We have also predicted that the Anglo-American elite may have to take a step back as a result – and even may not reach their long sought goal of global government. From our point of view, the evolution encapsulated currently by the Tea Party – evolving as it is and important as it is – is nowhere near its fullness.






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