An interesting comparison from a Conservative Columnist about the "Tea Party"...

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    This was an interesting Op-Ed from conservative columnist David Brooks the other day. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    In it, he compares the "Tea Party" to 60's radical anarchists.

    (excerpt from Op-Ed Columnist - The Wal-Mart Hippies - NYTimes.com )

     
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    Guess this thread isn't confrontational enough...

    What if I call some public figure an "asshat"? Will that draw folks in to talk about this?
     
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    I don't see why any person or group exercising their constitutional rights to assembly and free speech is controversial at all.
     
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    It's not the exercising of the rights to free speech, it's the fundamental belief in anarchy that both groups share.

    In other words, it's not the actions, so much as the motivations.

    At least, that's what I got out of it.
     
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    I have to disagree with the belief in anarchy thing.

    I am a small government guy to the nth degree not an anarchist and I am more of a libertarian than any tea party person I have ever met
     
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    lol...10 minutes and you're whining no one said anything in your thread
     
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    Interesting assessment, that is One Man's view.

    This statement sort of derails the train for Me personally. ....

    But the core commonality is this: Members of both movements believe in what you might call mass innocence. Both movements are built on the assumption that the people are pure and virtuous and that evil is introduced into society by corrupt elites and rotten authority structures. “Man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains,” is how Rousseau put it.

    Off track. Man is Imperfect, that is partly why We have Laws and Government. Most Religions teach that. We have measure of both Virtue and Vise, that ain't going to be changing anytime soon. I support the efforts of Anyone compelled to act non-violently, on Their Civic concerns, Right, Center, or Left, If You have something to say, say it, It builds spine.
     
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    You labeled Brooks a conservative columnist. You're kidding - right?

    His description of the tea party movement isn't even close.
     
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    Individual People may tend towards Anarchy, It's wrong to assume either camp in the mainstream is interested in that direction at all. True it would be the end result of a total melt down of society as a whole, but it sure ain't pretty to look at. We are talking more "Last Man Standing" than "Xanadu".
     

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