The fact that the national media would even give a second of air time to the idea that the Tea Party movement is in anyway connected to domestic terrorism is not only offensive and completely out of line, but it is irresponsible and libelous. Recently President Clinton tried to draw a relationship between the Tea Party and terrorist Timothy McVeigh. Are you kidding me? CBS had an article titled, “Could Tea Party Rhetoric Lead to Another Oklahoma City?
Here is some rhetoric from the CBS article:
McVeigh was an anti-government extremist inspired by the 1993 raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco; he railed against taxes, gun control and federal interference in Americans’ lives.
Those who betray the Constitution, he wrote in a letter, “are domestic enemies and should and will be punished accordingly.” After the attacks, McVeigh suggested that he acted for the “larger good” and said that even if he were executed, it would still be “168 to one.”
Former President Bill Clinton, among others, see echoes of the rhetoric that drove McVeigh in the current political discourse. In an op-ed in the New York Times today tied to the bombing, he wrote that the bombers were driven by “the belief that the greatest threat to American freedom is our government, and that public servants do not protect our freedoms, but abuse them.”
Lamenting the fact that “deeply alienated and disconnected Americans decided murder was a blow for liberty,” Clinton went on to say Americans have a right to dissent but not violence when they don’t get what they want.
There is, he wrote, “a big difference between criticizing a policy or a politician and demonizing the government that guarantees our freedoms and the public servants who enforce our laws.”
the article went on to say the ridiculous by suggesting our speech was bordering on “sedition.”
Time magazine’s Joe Klein, meanwhile, suggested that the rhetoric of Glenn Beck and “to a certain extent” Sarah Palin “rub right up close to being seditious.”
Can you believe that speaking out and insisting that our elected officials obey and legislate according to the supreme law of the land–the U.S. Constitution–would be considered seditious? Is it now seditious to advocate limited government, fiscal restraint, free markets and virtue and accountability?
We need to wake up and realize what the agenda is of the progressive left. Their goal between now and November is to completely discredit the Tea Party movement. They are losing on the issues, so they will apply the Saul Alinsky tactics for mock and discredit the messenger. Stand for truth. Here is something small you can do to make a difference.
1) CBS has an inflammatory poll asking people: Should Americans be concerned that heated rhetoric will incite domestic terrorism? TAKE THE POLL AND SHARE WITH THE WORLD
2) Leave a comment on the site of this CBS article and let them know you don’t appreciate being compared to a terrorist. This has to stop! They are the only ones trying to stir up hate and violence.
Anyone who has been to a Tea Party knows that we are moms, dads, grandparents, small business owners, retirees, college students, homeschoolers, blue collar workers, and the list goes on. Stop trying to define as something evil. We will no longer tolerate it! Speak out!