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How The Tea Party Movement Aids Libertarians

The Tea Party anthem, "I am America," sung by popular singer Krista Branch, is very inspirational in the sense that it invites us to feel our spirit and take a stand. Tyranny cannot make nearly as moving a video. It is impossible to make a video which could really motivate people to shove socialized medicine down each other's throats, or move people to tax each other into poverty. But a Tea Party video can be moving. Like it or not, Tea Party associates are motivated by a spirit which dwells beneath surface appearances ... the spirit of liberty.

Also like it or not, the Tea Party movement was started by libertarians, even now has a strong libertarian presence, and will continue to serve very well to spread many libertarian ideas. Libertarianism is enhanced greatly by the Tea Party movement in at least two very important ways: 1. Tea Partiers are calling widespread attention to the corrupt nature of the thugs running the U.S. legislative and executive branches of government; and 2. Tea Partiers are increasingly inserting libertarian ideas into the mainstream of political dialogue.

But there are probably many other ways the Tea Party movement aids libertarians ... and always last but not least is the Tea Party's call to freedom, which is a call to abandon excess intellectualism and feel our spirit. As Ayn Rand so astutely pointed out, intellectualism divorced from verification with our indwelling spirit leads to hideous man-made constructs, such as Marxism. But our spirit is free and urges us from within to create outer political conditions of freedom. And that inner urge can be awakened by inspirational songs. Thank you, Krista!

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


Doug Stephens said…
I am a Libertarian, and while I don't like everything the Tea Parties are doing, I do recognize that they are helping to "Spread the Message of Liberty and Freedom." Geez, I sound pompous and lame when I say it that way :)
Jason Austin said…
The problem with Libertarianism is that, whenever anybody takes that first step onto the slippery slope of government intrusion, we jump on them and tear them apart forgetting that while they are not where we are, they are still our allies in the fight against what we have now in government.

We need to continue to persuade people on the libertarian message but at the same time welcome with open arms anybody who see that government is recklessly out of control. Even if that means welcoming less pure and ideological libertarians.

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