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Registered: 2009-03-10 Imaginationland
Yes! The one thing we all have in common is that we're sick to death of Washington DC stealing all it does from us and telling us what to do as if it knows better than we do how we should live our lives. It is a single unifying principle that allows for people who generally hold wide differences of opinion to share a common, mutually beneficial goal.
More concretely, the various flavors of bailouts (straight, "stimulus", earmarked spending, etc.) are a particular rallying point. Globalism in general I would also say is unwelcome, given that the promised benefits never materialized while all the drawbacks were realized. I could list quite a number of policy positions that I could reasonably expect would be well received by the TP crowd that are all driven by the principle above - pretty much all of which would be opposition to coercive centralized "solutions" driven by the priorities of the oligarchy.
The federal government not only does not meet its obligations, it explicitly refuses to do them - and has even gone as far to sue local governments which attempt to do those things in the absence of Constitutionally required federal action. And yet, at the same time, it claims the privilege of issuing all sorts of orders on every topic under the sun, penalizing us in myriad ways should we fail to completely comply with the ever-mounting pile of
In the Declaration of Independence this was specifically cited: "He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance." This is what unites the Tea Party - we all want our freedom and independence from unjust and tyrannical foreign rule. For foreign indeed is today's Washington DC from the idea of a government that derives its just powers from the consent of the people.