"Constitutionally Limited Government; Fiscal Responsibility; Free Markets." - Core Values of the Tea Party Movement

These are values libertarians can support. Even anarchist libertarians can surrender for a season their pie-in-the-sky intellectual constructs and admit that severely limited government is far better than massive out-of-control slave-master government.

There has always been a huge pressing question for American libertarians who feel the urge to work for freedom. "Should I defend freedom by supporting a third party; or should I infiltrate and influence one of the major American political parties from within?" To libertarians, both are distasteful alternatives. Third parties have virtually no chance to gain traction, while the major parties seem impossible to effectively infiltrate.

But wait! A new alternative has surfaced. The Tea Party movement which has arisen in the last year basically as a slave rebellion now offers freedom fighters a mechanism for working within an enormously influential movement without having to pledge loyalty to any specific political party.

The evil politician, Mike Huckabee, has stated an important truth of American politics: the two major parties offer the only logical infrastructure for political progress. He observes that third parties would love to run a train, but have no tracks laid. Meanwhile, regardless of the corruption of their current leaders, both the Republican and Democratic Party have miles and miles of tracks laid over many, many years. Thus political progress these days requires supporting candidates who are willing to use the infrastructure of one of the major parties.

Socialists long ago realized this infrastructure truth of American politics and worked tirelessly to take over the Democratic Party. Obama is proof of their success. Huckabee and his religious (but sometimes not so spiritual) Christians would like to take over the Republican Party. But libertarians can stop Huckabee in his tracks, by working within the Tea Party movement.

Tea Party movement speakers have again and again insisted they are not interested in "social issues," by which they refer to the kinds of laws Huckabee's religious storm troops want to force on everyone. Tea Party activists are working only for limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets.

In the Tea Party movement, libertarians have found a mechanism for enough success to give us breathing room.

To understand the evil psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles

  1. clay barham February 8, 2010 at 8:33 AM  

    I define Rand's beliefs as shown in Howard Roark's jury summation, then I add to that John C Calhouns discourse on government, and I have much of what I need to define America and how it grew so prosperous, as cited in The Changing Face of Democrats on Amazon and claysamerica.com. Too bad so many in America today rely on Old World philosophers like Rousseau, Robespierre, Marx and Obama. claysamerica.com

  2. Anonymous February 15, 2010 at 9:29 PM  

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