Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Society of Beggars?
Obama Battles Reagan

by Jeffrey Lord - October 26th, 2010 - The American Spectator

Obama and Reagan have become the face of each side's arguments in 2010, the personification of the now furious struggle between statism -- the supremacy of the state, as Mark Levin succinctly describes the goal of the left in Liberty and Tyranny -- and individual freedom and liberty.

The New York Times says that "Washington is on the brink of a substantial shift in the balance of power." Poll after poll after poll indicates the GOP is in some fashion on the edge of a tidal wave sweeping the country.

Which is to say Reagan is poised to beat Obama.

The Tea Party movement has one thing going for it that Republicans did not. The people in the Tea Party are far more oriented to the idea of government leaving them alone. They are overwhelmingly people who had little to do with politics because they just wanted to live their lives. They have reacted viscerally to the reality that government will not leave them alone unless they demand that government leave them alone. This demand is done by electing people to public office who accept that the role of government must be - not to do for people - but to leave them alone to do for themselves and their neighbors as they see fit. Freedom. Individual liberty. That is the power behind this movement that is revolutionizing politics. The Tea Party is the real party of NO! It is the party of militant 'leave me alone'! I don't think either the Democrats or the 'go along to get along' wimps in the Republican Party leadership get it yet.


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