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T.E.A. Party Is Far From Dangerous

February 10, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: The writer asked the question “Is the T.E.A. Party Dangerous?” In return I ask, to whom or to what? The T.E.A....

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FedUpL8ly

Feb-10-13 1:11 AM

Thank you for the letter. Too many times people like Chuck Schumer refer to anyone that doesn't agree with their progressive agenda as extremists,haters,radical right-wingers,terrorists and/or racists. There's even a progressive agenda in public education that teaches kids that colonists in the Boston Tea Party were terrorists. A rather superficial attempt by association in order to identify the present-day T.E.A. Party members as terrorists. All one has to do for a "true character" comparison is recall how litter-free the National Mall was after a TEA Party rally vs. the Occupy Wall St. crowd or any number of rallies held by the pro-Obama groups. Actions speak volumes about personal responsibility as opposed to letting someone else do the work.

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Jazzie

Feb-10-13 2:50 AM

Well they are what you claim they are, aren't they?

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Coppergoat

Feb-10-13 6:23 AM

I forgot, how many times is Jesus mentioned in the Constitution?

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carlaw

Feb-10-13 7:02 AM

What gives any group a bad name are the few who use it to carry out their own agendas. This happens with all groups liberal and conservative. Someone will use what the group really stands for to push some crazy manifesto and then everyone is defined by the fruit loop. Too bad. We need citizen participation and discussion from all angles to solve problems. This discourages it. We can't just leave important decisions to elected officials.

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troglodyte

Feb-10-13 8:51 AM

When I was in leftist groups, the talk was killing, violence, genocide, law breaking, destruction, revolution. The people were vulgar, hedonistic, self centered, ruthless,psychopathic. When I attend a TEA Party meeting they are talking about classes on the Constitution, reading programs, self improvement, understanding the political system, gardening and canning classes and giving surplus to the poor. They are normal, responsible, decent people. Just telling my experience.

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GioAllie

Feb-10-13 8:51 AM

great letter--accurately pointing out why they were rejected so soundly. Blame the liberal press and hollywood, EVERYONE BUT THEMSELVES. No mention of the tparty dumping moderates and replacing them with "LOSER" RIGHT WING EXTREMIST CANDIDATES, no mention of anti big gov.and tax enough already party members, who supported every multi $billion loan from china to reward their rich supporters.I would however agree WITH THE TITLE that the tparty is far from dangerous--NOW.

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GioAllie

Feb-10-13 8:56 AM

8:51 am --"experience?" I especially enjoyed the "experience" relating classes on giving to the poor--since their previous leader labeled the dems and I quote-"THE PARTY OF FOOD STAMPS."

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sueanne

Feb-10-13 9:13 AM

I love it when people want to talk about the tea party. It gives me the opportunity to talk about the new black panther guy wanting to kill little white babies. How about the violent occupy gang.

Who are the dangerous?

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sueanne

Feb-10-13 9:23 AM

Has anyone ever been arrested at a tea party?

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sueanne

Feb-10-13 9:27 AM

Then the main stream democrat group, the violent union mob bosses.

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GioAllie

Feb-10-13 9:38 AM

I suggest one write a letter to this forum , on any issue for discussion--you have that right, ya know.

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50s4ever

Feb-10-13 10:09 AM

Thanks trog. Anybody who hasn't attended only knows what the prog run media tells them.

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50s4ever

Feb-10-13 10:12 AM

Coppergoat...how many times was English law mentioned?

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troglodyte

Feb-10-13 10:14 AM

Giving is a virtue. Coercive redistribution nullifies the moral element. People too morally imbecilic to understand the distinction should be kept out of responsible positions and intelligent forums.

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Howard

Feb-10-13 10:34 AM

Trog, I disagree with your comment that redistribution nullifies the moral element. I do believe,however, that calling the left killers, violent, genocidal, law breaking, destructive, revolutionary, vulgar, hedonistic, self centered, ruthless and psychopathic is a good reason to be kept out of responsible positions and intelligent forums. But yet, there you are.

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50s4ever

Feb-10-13 10:48 AM

Holward do you not understand trog spoke from personal observation, not googling up wiki or the Daily Beast?

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Howard

Feb-10-13 10:55 AM

Shirley, the tea party was never a grass roots organization. Many top political figures had their hands in the formation of the tea party and many philanthropists contributed heavily to its original ideals. It is great that you are trying to advocate for a better life here in Chautauqua County but at the same time you are being a pundit for the tea party. I say stand up for yourself, start a real grass-root movement - call it something like "Chautauqua Cares' and get away from the destructive tea party that will bring you all down eventually.

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Howard

Feb-10-13 11:03 AM

50s4ever, you really believe that a democratic meeting took place with all of those atrocities being discussed? If those were the ideals of the Democratic party do you really believe it could exist today?

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50s4ever

Feb-10-13 11:09 AM

Read it again without your right eye covered. trog didn't say it was one meeting. But yes, the fact that you not only exist but are in power is proof how stupid the country is.

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GioAllie

Feb-10-13 12:57 PM

re-read the 8:51am "contribution." Perhaps the author could name the "LEFTIST GROUPS" he had "EXPERIENCE" with. The "leftist groupS" that "allegedly" spoke of-"KILLING,VIOLENCE,GENOCIDE,LAW BREAKING,VULGARITY,RUTHLESSNESS,PHYSOPATIC HEDONISTIC" etc. WELL?

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GioAllie

Feb-10-13 1:00 PM

"PHYCHOPATHIC"--sorry I want to be accurate with those "experiences" in those "leftist groups" SOON TO BE NAMED by that author.

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Monkeyboy

Feb-10-13 1:33 PM

If the Tea Party was for lower taxes and less government alone, I would sign up but they have the conservative party's entire social agenda and that is unacceptable. How can you claim to be for smaller government and less regulation yet you want to prevent a woman's right to choose, gays right to marry and feel the Bible should be the basis for our laws? People who have no understanding of the separation of church and state are not conducting classes on the constitution, they are conducting indoctrination sessions.

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Monkeyboy

Feb-10-13 1:39 PM

Trog/Norm, what were the names of the leftist organizations you belonged to? Perhaps your memory of the 60's has become a tad twisted with age. We all know that a true voice of moderation like yourself would never let his emotions interfere with the facts.

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FedUpL8ly

Feb-10-13 1:47 PM

Howard, enough of your conspiracy theories. With you,it's always some rich conservative who organizes protests against the Democratic Party. Swift boat veterans denouncing Kerry just had to be the product of rich conservatives. Never mind the fact that 23 0f the 26 veterans who saw John Kerry up close and in person denounced him as a liar and a phony. The only three who didn't were the ones next to him in the group photo. The TEA Party formed as a result of the runaway spending that occurred after Pelosi and the Dems took over Congress in 2006. It's membership greatly increased after the pork-laden first Stimulus and the closed-door,bribe-riddled,special interest written (SEIU) Obamacare that gave everyone an insurance card but more expensive and lousier healthcare in the future. And like Gio, you seem to denigrate the Tea Party because less than half of America supports them. Well,half the membership is either Independents,Democrats or former Democrats.

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GioAllie

Feb-10-13 1:52 PM

"WHAT LEFTIST GROUPS?" 2nd reqquest.

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