Big Media, leadership of all political parties, columnists, and bloggers by the thousands are all lost in their sea of amazement (and disgust) over Christine O'Donnell's victory in the Delaware primary. Even one of my sources that I use primarily for financial and economic news has produced a flurry of commentary on the TEA Party role in the Delaware upset and other races. Reading through some of these arrogant tomes leads me to the observation that they can't figure us (TEA Party participants) out. and that bothers them.
In the grand scheme of things, we are not that difficult to figure out. Our agenda and goals are not a secret.
We oppose the confiscation of liberty by an increasingly intrusive federal government, especially in the financial arena of our lives. We resent and resist being extorted by a big government that digs us into unimaginable levels of debt and then demands that we pay for their idiotic excesses. We detest the confiscation of wealth from responsible savers and investors so that the irresponsible profit. We abhor the transformation of immorality and debauchery into public celebrations of self-righteousness.
I do not imply that TEA Party participants fit neatly into one ideal, complete, and handy ideological package. We do not. Like any revolution, things get messy. All anyone has to do to get a handle on this is to do a little background work on the American revolution. Advocates of independence from England did not always get along. They squabbled; they made some poor choices; they could not predict with certainty what their actions would accomplish. But they knew what they wanted: liberty and freedom. They stuck with it; they pursued their dreams; and they prevailed.
Whether members of a TEA Party or some other organization or no organization at all, Americans want freedom. Americans want liberty. And we know that we are not getting either from this administration and Congress. They can't figure us out because they want to suppress freedom and liberty. We, on the other hand, know what we want, and we will pursue the dream of American liberty and freedom with relentless passion.