The latest polls show 48% of voters say the average Tea Party member's views are closer to their own than the views held by President Obama's administration, yet only 16% consider themselves an actual Tea Party person.
I believe we are approaching a new tipping point---that point where a person says, "I've had enough."
There are at least three reasons.
A Diminished Sense Of Opportunity
Michael Barone says the youth who swept Obama into office in the 2008 election are discovering it wasn't the kind of hope and change they had in mind. Tears and cheers of joy are turning to concerns.
"Perhaps," Barone says, "they are coming to realize that the burdens the Obama policies are placing on the private sector economy are reducing their choices for the future."
Barone compares that aspect of our economy today to that of the 1930's, saying Americans didn't like it then and they don't like it now. Not only because they weren't making enough money, but because in such an economy it's much harder to find satisfying work. People generally want and need to feel they are using their talents to serve interests broader than their own.
Government bailouts, handouts and entitlements put coins in people's pockets, however it robs them of "earned success".
Vicktor Frankel created a systematic approach to psychology around this basic need and Arthur Brookes has a soon to be released book on the subject. I think it's titled, "The Battle".
Anyone from any political affiliation who believes what is happening in America today has to do primarily with political parties or mere politics is either sadly misinformed or in denial. The mood of the country cannot be reduced to mere politics.
It is about principles. It is about core beliefs.
The premise of Malcolm Gladwell's 2002 book, "The Tipping Point," is simply "little changes can have big effects when small numbers of people start behaving differently."
There are various groups of people awakening to what is really happening in America and they are beginning to "behave differently," creating, what I believe, is a ripple outward, which will likely reach critical mass and create a new tipping point. Soon.
A Frontal Attack On The Sanctity Of Life
The sanctity of life---specifically abortion but euthanasia as well, is probably the most divisive social issue in America today. At least one of two, the other being marriage.
Interestingly, The New York Times, viewing the issue as merely political from their secularist point of view, wrote on January 24, 1973 following the ruling on Roe v. Wade, "The verdict on abortion provides a sound foundation for a final and reasonable resolution of a debate that has divided America too long."
After 27 years of barbaric abortion under the guise of "choice," the Roe v. Wade ruling has proven to be neither reasonable nor sound and has certainly not provided a foundation for resolution of the matter of killing the unborn.
FOX NEWS has reported that Obamacare is the next Roe v. Wade. While the President, Pelosi and others have categorically denied that any abortions will be federally funded under Obamcare, most in the world know that is simply not true. Abortion will be federally funded and expanded.
Even some in the President's own party said for months they could not vote for his bill because they could not support tax payer funded abortions.
Rep. Bart Stupack, D-Mich., after months of assuring the public he could not support federal funding of abortion, in the end caved and accepted the promise of a bogus Executive Order that supposedly would codify the abortion funding prohibition. Not to worry that an Executive Order can not change law. Stupack concluded he had done all he could do.
His personal trials and tribulations played out in the public for weeks, however his final political chapter will be written by the people---his constitute, the voters.
And there is one other thing he could have done. He could have just said "no".
The issue of life is, to many, non-negotiable. Not in 1973. Not in 2010. Not ever.
Tyranny Is Timeless
The night Obamacare was foisted upon an unwilling public through the manipulation of laws and procedures, Speaker Nancy Pelosi publicly announced that among other things they were "fulfilling" or "honoring" the convictions of our Founding Fathers.
In a twisted sort of way they were relating to the convictions of our Founders, but not in a familial way.
Several writers and commentators have begun "behaving differently" toward these comments by Speaker Pelosi and pointing out the similarities between the actions of the present administration and the "grievances" of our Founders. I join them.
One thing is certain: Tyranny Is Timeless.
Consider the following grievances against the King of England. Our Founders, in their Declaration of Independence, went to great length to identify why they were taking extraordinary steps to obtain freedom from the tyranny of their time.
"He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of the Public Records, for sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures."
Think of the late night, weekend and Christmas Eve sessions that were imposed to meet fabricated deadlines to pass the health care bill. Think fatigue. Think deception. Think not even reading the bill.
"He has erected a multitude of new offices..."
Think at least 32 unelected, czars; reporting to no one but the President.
"...and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance."
Think swarms of new attorneys to begin aggressive crackdown on what they believe to be "civil rights violations."
Think 16,000 or more new IRS agents to fine and penalize people and businesses for lack of compliance to Obamacare.
"For imposing taxes on us without our consent."
Think, despite knowing that 75% of Americans opposed it, the President jammed through a health care bill that radically remakes America, moving us a long way toward European socialism, dismantles the world's best health care system, and will raise taxes in ways and amounts that cannot even be computed at this time.
"Altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments. For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever."
Think health care, education, climate change, government ownership in the banking industry and auto industry.
Think usurping power that was never intended for the government. All to "remake America."
"In every stage of these oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury."
Tyranny is Timeless.
America is approaching a tipping point. There are various groups, with various agendas converging on the issues and questions of our times. Which way America goes will likely be determined over the next two elections.
People of faith MUST participate and help shape what is about to happen. To do nothing is a breach of stewardship of the blessings and opportunities that God has given America to bless those who live here and through those blessings, to bless the world and spread the gospel.
Be prayerful. Be vigilant. Be active. For God's sake, for your sake and for the sake of your children and grandchildren.
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God bless you.
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