I moved to Nevada from Houston a while back. Houston is great. It is also mostly Conservative. Not Conservative like I see today but more like Reagan / Bush era Conservative. I liked that. So when we got here, a new friend invited me to one of these Tea Party meetings. It was actually a Tea Party in that they served tea but it might have been accurately called a Tea Soda & Beer Party. It was nice and seemed as social as political. Lots of people who knew each other and hated Obama - whom they all seemed to actually believe is both Kenyan and Muslim. My friend asked what I thought afterward (he was obviously in recruiting mode) and I ended up on this and two other boards. So I'd like to get some clarification from Tea Partiers as there seems to be a lot of conflicting or even self-contradictng posts. 1. One poster claims the ONLY thing the TP is concerned about is the budget. I don't find this credible. What say you? 2. Lots of you claim you want to return to a Constitutional government. The problem I have is that you all seem to believe that only your interpretation of the Constitution is the right one. Ex: I asked about owning a machine gun, RPG or Nuke under the 2nd Amendment. Three TP's who agreed with each other all responded. They gave three different responses and reasons why. Then they all claimed the USC never needs to be interpreted. Connect those dots.. 3. Do you believe Obama is a Kenyan? Muslim? Really? 4. Would you overturn Roe v Wade? 5. Would you close all our foreign military bases? Most? Some? None? THis is an area you guys seem pretty diverse on. 6. The list a government agencies you would eliminate is also quite varied. EPA? CIA? USDA? FAA? I don't find any of those UnConstitutional and although I know there is waste and inefficiency, would keep them all. I can explain my reasoning and if you disagree, guess what? That doesn't mean you're "an ignorant statists libtard socialist!" or whatever. But I'm curious as to how extensive a list you have. 7. So. Can I go get my Rocket Propelled Grenade launcher now? They had cannons back in the FF's day! How about mounting a .50 cal on my upstairs porch overlooking the street? My own personal nuke? 8. Health Care. Hmm. I think ObamaCare sucks balls. What would you do about healtch care for the poor? Anything? Nothing? Soylent Green? 9. Gay Marriage. Will it make you gay? Do you not care? 10. Gays in Military. Will our troops become sissies? 11. Taxes. Flat tax? Fair tax? Thumb tax? 12. Do you think Michelle Bachmann was correct when she said the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to abolish slavery? 13. Do you think Sarah Palin is unfairly attacked by the Media? 14. Do you think FOX is too liberal? Fair and unbiased? Has a Conservative agenda? 15. Do you think any of our problems are in part, the fault of Bush? 16. How about that water-boarding! 17. Was the debt ceiling thing all the Dems fault? 18. Do you think Job Creators like Big Oil and MNE's should get special tax breaks or subsidies that other companies do not? Why? 19. Is America a Christian Nation? What does that mean? 20. How about PAC and lobbyist contributions? Keep em secret? These are some of the things where you guys seem to have more diversity of views. I've seen TP's who have as much disdain for Bush as Obama - well almost. There are TP's who don't care what gays do or where. Others want to send them to camps to get cured by God. It's all over the place. So you can just go with Yes or No but I came here to learn about you guys and so far, I've found out I'm a Liberal because I don't think carrying an M-4 into my local pub is a good idea. LOTS of tongue in cheek here folks - btw, if you guys didn't get so instantly pissed off at everyone who disagreed with you, you would get much more attentive ears. Have a little humor!