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Are the tea party members concerned about the right things?

I don't think so. They have some legitimate concerns but, health care reform is not a threat to our liberties. However having to carry papers to go from state to state definatly is. I hear alot about health care and guns, but nothing about this Arizona bill.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Apr. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The arizona thing is a STATE law. Falls under state's rights. TEA party is concerned with Constitutional issues. Not remotely in the same ball park.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:48 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Probably. It's likely  the Tea Party participants believe that they are doing the right thing, according to them. Unfortunately, what is often forgotten is that everyone has an opinion as to what is right/wrong. They hide behind words like rights, liberties, unconstitutional, freedoms etc... Interpretations and perceptions can be powerful catalysts. I doubt most of these participants are Constitutional Attorneys or even educated experts in the field.

    However, I do applaud the movement for taking action as opposed to just talking. Let's see what happens in the next 2  elections

    There are 2 sides to every coin.


    Answer by Sisteract at 1:55 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Health Care reform is a SERIOUS threat to our liberties. As for the law in Arizona, it is a state law and I see NOTHING wrong with it. More states should enact this law. If you are illegal get the hell out or your ass is in jail. Tea Party members have it right on. If Washington continues to ignore and belittle them, then they will be out.


    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 1:57 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • So you want more states to have this law, see it as ok that we should have to carry papers to prove we are US citizens to go from state to state. You know there is also talk about a card with a chip in it. They'd have these check points and you can just swipe the card. That is ok with you. Its not remotely like Nazi Germany. It doesn't bring up any Big Brother images. Nothing. How is everyone having health care a threat?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • For the love of ...OP even most tea party folks were not against some HC reform just not the the bill that was cramed through.I am so damn tired of having to repeat (re-type) these things relentlessly.You can go back through posts and see for yourself.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 2:12 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • The Arizona thing is in the here & now because the Federal Government is NOT doing what it is supposed to do! The FIRST responsibility of the Federal Government is to protect our borders! That is the PRIMARY purpose of our Federal Government. Since the Feds are clearly NOT doing their job, the state is merely doing what it needs to do to protect its citizens.

    No, the vast majority of the Tea Party members are not Constitutional lawyers, but that does not prohibit them from READING the Constitution and seeing how our leaders are NOT following it. And, yes, this is something that the vast majority realize is NOT the fault of one person or party. But we can't just let it continue because it "isn't ALL their fault". The pot is almost boiling, and the frogs are trying to jump out, in a manner of speaking...

    Answer by 29again at 2:14 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • tnmom read the post above mine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • 29 again, Lets forget about the fed gov for a minute. Lets just focus on what Arizona is doing. Is it or is it not a threat to our liberties?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Anon - NO it is not. All they want is proof that you are a citizen. No big deal unless you are NOT.

    Answer by AngelDawn7 at 2:30 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • i think the intent is in the right place 75% of the time for the majority of tea partiers. however, their actions and the fringe tea partiers are so insane that they are making the whole movement look bad. im all for holding the govt countable for their actions, but calling the president Hitler isnt going to get you taken seriously. yes the health care bill shouldnt force ppl to have to have insurance, but thats not a reason to be praying for Obama's death. when the tea partiers started to tie in their social values it drove away their point even more so just to get more ppl to join them. i think a lot of them dont even know the core reason the tea party was started in the first place...but they dont like Obama, so they show up to protest.

    im not sure whats going on in off to look it up!

    Answer by okmanders at 2:37 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

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