There are certain immortal truths, such as death & taxes being life’s only guarantees, or that when trying to get two pills out of a bottle you’ll either get 1, 25, or, more often than not, that damn little silica gel thingee. Some other immortal truths that are more relevant to this here post is that a Constitutionally-limited government, grounded in sound fiscal policy and respectful of free markets, that dutifully carries out its responsibility to uphold justice through the equal—and consistent—application of the law is the best form of government humanity has ever devised.
Contrarily, the fantasy-based anarcho-tyrannical marxo-statism that has plagued [erstwhile] civilizations around the globe for over a century and counting is clearly one of the worst forms of government humanity has ever dreamt up.
So when you hear the Liberal Establishment’s propaganda organs constantly pronouncing the Taxed Enough Already “Party” “dead”, you may allow yourself a chuckle at their continued wishful thinking. (I mean, beyond wishful thinking, what else do they have?) For the T. E. A. Party isn’t a “party” in any sense of the word (the term “party”, of course, harkening back to one of the original proto-American balking at oppressive taxation), but a political boson carrying the force of the aforementioned pinnacle of statecraft ideology: limited government, fiscal responsibility, free markets, and the rule of law.
Which is why the “Tea Party”—the amorphous, decentralized, leaderless, genuinely grassroots movement—is no closer to the grave than, say, the Socratic Method or Beethoven’s Fifth. The authors may be long gone, the originating context may have gone extinct, but the genius therein expressed is, for all intents and purposes, immortal. And the bitch (for the Liberal Establishment) about the immortal? They can keep on trying to kill it, but it will just keep on staying alive.
So when I see that “Family Guy”—that gratuitously profane cartoon written by the über-douche Seth McFarlane—is doing a hit piece on the supposedly moribund “Tea Party”, I can’t help but laugh. And not for the reasons that über-douche wants me to laugh (i.e., because he thinks his infantile über-douchness is funny), but because—once again—we see the desperate insistence by TPTB that those supposedly bible-thumping, hate-filled, racist, bitter-clingers who insist on smaller, fiscally-responsible government are finished; that their “reign of terror” is at an end.
(And please, dear Family Guy lemmings jubilantly smearing the Tea Party as a bunch of violent anarchists—please pay no attention to the Occupy Wall Street mobs—the brainchild and darling of the Left—which is riddled with, you know, actual violent anarchists.)
As the saying goes, “if you’re taking flak, you know you’re over the target.” Well, the flak has been coming fast and furiously at the Tea Party ever since it dawned upon the political scene following Rick Santelli’s on-air rant. The fact that anti-American propagandists like the writers of Family Guy still feel compelled to hurl their bottomless invective at American Patriots is all the evidence I need that we’re still on target. (Dick Lugar’s recent forced retirement is just a cherry on top.)
So under whatever banner it finds itself marching—the Tea Party, Ron Paul’s Revolution, the GOP (God help us!), or whatever else—know that the ideals of a Constitutionally-limited government, fiscal responsibility, free markets, and the rule of law ain’t going anywhere. At least so long as patriots are still breathing.