Americans are usually a pretty flexible bunch. We have developed quite a high level of tolerance for things the government does that we don't like – some would argue that we are way too tolerant.
We mumble and grumble about it, but we work around what it is and live our lives.
The right had never seen a real mass protest or resistance movement, at least since the 18th century.
Then came Barack Obama. We all condoned presidents we disagreed with, and Obama wouldn't be any different, would he?
But after Bush – followed by Obama – went wild with trillion dollar bailout plans for Wall Street, that changed.
And the threat of a state takeover of health care from Obama and his corporations turned things upside down.
Here's today's @TuckerCarlson hit on the absurdity of masks in schools. pic.twitter.com/grXVmZO9nP
– Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 12, 2021
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The collective call goes out
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In February 2009, CNBC commentator Rick Santelli stood on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and began explaining how these bailouts would "subsidize" the losers' mortgages.
He called for a "Chicago Tea Party" to protest federal government interference in the housing market. And a movement was born.
After the 2008 financial crisis, Americans watched giant financial firms rescued and deemed “too big to fail”.
Many of us who would take it into account – taxpayers – had had enough. On April 15, 2009, the Tea Party rallies were held across the country. People were tired of the government intervening where there was clearly no permission in the constitution.
The movement grew to include the upcoming government health care proposal, also known as Obamacare. According to conservative Americans, Barack Obama's showpiece of his presidency was a massive encroachment on their private medical care.
And they were ready to talk about it.
Mark Levin Predicts An Imminent Rise Of The Tea Party https://t.co/N7wo3fS4Nw via @YouTube We're Ready!
– Ernie Durham (@ ErnieDurham63) August 9, 2021
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Problems with spark movement
The tea party was carried by these two main themes.
Millions of people, most of whom had never been involved in politics or even saw themselves as “political people”, now recognized that they had to get involved and speak out in favor of the direction of the country.
As the 2010 midterm elections approached, the Tea Party had its own candidates, people who identified themselves as members of the Tea Party. The tea party spawned many other things as well.
Conservative websites and radio broadcasts sprang up to promote the conservative cause. And the conservative thing was pretty easy to understand: more freedom and less government.
Now, in the midst of a global pandemic (the cause of which we still don't know), the government is trying again to creep into every facet of American life.
Under the guise of "public safety", people are being forced to get the COVID vaccine.
Essentially, those who wish to exercise their freedom in choosing their medical care are told that if they fail to adhere to them, they are second-class citizens. People who only want to give their children an education now have to force their kindergarten children to wear a mask eight hours a day.
But it doesn't stop there. Local school authorities ignore parents' wishes and introduce critical racial theory into their curriculum.
After more than 50 years of striving for Dr. King's dream that all Americans are judged by character rather than color is told to white children that they are the "oppressors" from the moment they enter the world. "
Black, Hispanic, and Asian children are taught that no matter how hard they work, no matter how smart they are, no matter how much success they achieve, they will always be victims.
Why? The color of her skin.
As left-wing agendas move into school districts across the country, they face stiff opposition from parents concerned about the impact on children # NextRevFNC @SteveHiltonx https://t.co/EW3W7qhh0t
– The Next Revolution (@NextRevFNC) August 12, 2021
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There are many parallels to what is going on in the country now and to the causes of the birth of the Tea Party.
The left, of course, tried to call it off as best it could. It was "planned," it was just a bunch of racist, sexist, bigoted homophobes who all got together to twist their knuckles around, and it certainly wasn't the totally organic movement that it was.
The same is simmering now. Parents want to make medical decisions for themselves and their children. They don't want their children to be taught that they are crypto-fascists based on the amount of melanin in their skin.
It is a matter of time before these meetings move from the school board meeting to the town hall meeting with their congressmen and senators. Does it go one step further and there are rallies and more candidates who identify with this group of people, regardless of whether they call themselves the Tea Party or something else?
With luck, Conservatives and Republicans will wake up and realize that now is the time to act. This is the time to stand up and speak up, no matter how many times you've been censored on social media.
In St. Louis, the first Tea Party meeting took place on a cold February morning. About 100 people stood on the banks of the Mississippi and threw tea bags into the ice-cold water.
So collect your tea bags and dust off your Gadsden flags. It's time.
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