Nuggets of Wisdom

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Demotivational Poster: Tea Party Extremists

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I keep hearing the Tea Party protestors referred to as “extremists.” Really? What’s so extreme about them? They’re protesting for lower taxes, less government spending, and overall limited government. Those are hardly radical positions (unless you’re a progressive nanny state socialist, of course). Sure, several protestors believe Obama is a secret Muslim who was born in Kenya, but how is that any less crazy than anti-war protestors who believed Bush was a war criminal who secretly orchestrated 9/11? All protests, left or right, have their crazies.

The only extreme element is that a few protestors have showed up with guns. Even then, the protests are relatively non-violent and have yet to erupt into bloody riots (you know, like what happened with the protests at the G20 summit). In fact, the protests are so non-violent that some law enforcement officials have relaxed restrictions, allowing protestors to carry flag poles, which are normally banned since they could be used as weapons.

These Tea Party protestors, contrary to how the mainstream media and blogosphere portray them, are merely honest American citizens exercising their right to peacefully assemble (key word being “peacefully).