Christianliberal was kind enough to add a comment to my old Tea Party Patriots post. Since it may not be read where it is, I’ll move the thread here.
The Tea Party Movement: Strong arm (popular support), mighty bow (taxation without representation issue), but poor aim (liberals).
The real problem is the link between the very wealthy, and the legislators who protect corporate interests. Break that link and the abuse of the middle class ends.
Not the very wealthy. It’s the link to the very powerful, be they corporations, unions, NGOs, political parties, whatever. Card Check, aka the enslavement of all workers to the labor mafias, has absolutely nothing to do with protecting corporate interests. Cap and Trade has absolutely nothing to do with protecting corporate interests.
Castigating the wealthy is the feed corn of the socialists. With it, they raise a crop of class hatred which feeds their insatiable quest for power. The class hatred as Marx would say, is the opiate of the people, distracting and entertaining them while the socialists accumulate ever more power.
The target has to be the concentration of power. Fascism is the concentration of power in a cabal of Big Corporations, Big Unions and Autocratic Government. Mussolini would have looked on approvingly at what the Obamacrats are doing. And Obama would bask proud in his praise. The accumulation of power in the government, which is necessary before they can bind the corporate and union interests to them, is what the Constitution was supposed to prevent. But the Writers didn’t predict all three branches of government cooperating in the acquisition of power, rather than working to limit each other as was planned.
Ultimately, the final enforcer of the Constitution is not the government but the People themselves. And therefore, we have the Tea Party.