Glenn Beck, 10.12.2010: The Rise of The Tea Party
The judge is hosting today and he starts out this program with the two-fold reason for ‘the rise of the tea party’. I think he’s right and incredibly eloquent about what Tea Party Patriots actually stand for; all bias, spin, and smear aside.
I have often argued that the reason we have the rise of the tea party this election season is two fold. First, the republicans under Pres. George W. Bush, proved themselves utterly unworthy of governing within the confines of the Constitution. They fought two illegal wars, created enormous deficits, gave hundreds of billions of your money to rich bankers, federalized education and seniors’ prescription drugs, spied on us without warrants, and arrested people without putting them on trial. The second and more controversial reason is the sad similarity in the two major political parties today. To demonstrate that similarity, I have argued here at Fox and at speeches around the country, that we don’t even have a two party system any longer, we have one party; the Big Government Party. It has a republican wing that likes deficits, corporate welfare, assaults on civil liberties, and war. It has a democratic wing that likes taxes, individual welfare, assaults on commercial liberties, and war.
Now, along comes the tea party, and on paper it stands for basic Jeffersonian Principles. That the federal government can only regulate in the sixteen areas of behavior that the Constitution gives it. Our freedoms come from our humanity, not from the government. That the states that have given power to the fed can take it back. That we are entitled to sound money and only the gold standard can produce that, and that we should only fight defensive wars.
The judge starts with an interview with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and then moves on to Foreclosure-Gate.