I don't wanna sound like a total idiot, but I have a really hard time understanding politics even though they interest me. (it just runs in my blood, my grandfather was a senator!)
Can someone please not laugh at me and explain to me what the "tea party" is?
what they stand for?
specifically what they are trying to cut/get rid of?
Tea Party 'members' follow a set of principles. The people of the movement don't shout slogans. They aren't about violence and ruining anyone. They don't break windows, get arrested, or leave a mess. None of these things fit into the principle of respect and property having value because it belongs to someone else. If the TP had done the protesting in WI, they would have cleaned the Capital instead of trashing it. Oh, wait, they did go clean up after the protesters left. Hmmmm.
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:39 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 10:56 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:10 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:12 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Ok, small words. 1. smaller government. 2. a government that doesn't spend more than it takes in. 3. a reduction of spending and taxes to reduce the size of government. 4. free enterprise (you are free to open any legal business you want and should be able to earn a living off that business) 5. personal responsibility for your life, your bills, your children, your job. 6. you are free to practice whatever religion you so choose and not force any other religion into the background (like is what happening to Christianity). 7. your religious beliefs (or no belief at all) will steer your decisions on abortion, marriage, sexual orientation.
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:49 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:51 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
The forced charity of the government reduces the tithing at churches, donations to charities, and volunteer hours
If you don't go to church of any kind and tithe, then the ^^^^ 'donations to charites, and volunteer hours'...... How many soup kitchens are run by churches? How things are donated and then given for FREE to the needed by churches. My brother donated a car to his church, they repaired it and GAVE it to a needed family. There is a Christian book store in town that gives the books and the clothing away for FREE - no questions asked. There are soup kitchens that operate under a name that doesn't identify them with a church so people will not get all perjiggity going in. Churches have always done this type of thing better than anyone.
Answer by jesse123456 at 11:50 AM on Apr. 2, 2011
What would happen if we got rid of the social programs?
People would go to work. Just like they did before the gov't started taking care of them. Just like they did before all of the social programs. These programs haven't helped people in the long run. They have made them dependent on the state. There is no time that being dependent on the state to meet your every need is good. It will take time to get the people to change the mind set back to being people who work instead of people who receive handouts. Then, the social programs that are needed aren't so massive. There will also be people who need help, but not on this scale.
Answer by jesse123456 at 12:02 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 12:26 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 12:30 PM on Apr. 2, 2011