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The Tea Party Isn’t a Political
Movement, It’s a Religious One

Daily Beast, by Jack Schwartz

Original Article

Posted By:mitzi, 7/13/2014 2:40:58 PM

Obama is the Antichrist, Republicans are heretics, and compromise is unholy. Politics can’t explain how the right acts. America has long been the incubator of many spiritual creeds going back to the Great Awakening and even earlier. Only one of them, Mormonism, has taken root and flourished as a true religion sprung from our own native ground. Today, however, we have a new faith growing from this nation’s soil: the Tea Party. (snip) Religion here doesn’t mean theology but a distinct belief system which, in totality, provides basic answers regarding how to live one’s life, how society should function, how

Schwartz does correctly identify all the demons and infidels.

The Intro above following the (snip) - from third paragraph of original article - could also define "Global Warming / Climate Change" believers.

And a bit of a nitpick. I think the word tenants in the 7th paragraph should be tenets.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tsquare, 7/13/2014 2:50:49 PM     (No. 9922654)

correction. one does not compromise on a matter of constitution. one does not compromise on a matter of national survival. one may well compromise on the best way to get to these ends.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ravenhaven, 7/13/2014 3:20:42 PM     (No. 9922690)

How do we coexist with fanatics and self-deluders like this writer? That´s what has me depressed most about our country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/13/2014 3:35:18 PM     (No. 9922714)

Putting the US Government back within the legal framework which brought it into existence. That ALL the Tea Party is about. You cannot be little bit outside just as you cannot be a little bit pregnant. Calling it a fanatical religion, demonic cult, whatever betrays the mind set of the accuser more than anything else.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Penney, 7/13/2014 3:37:26 PM     (No. 9922720)

The lefties apparently hate American history BECAUSE of it reflects the exceptional American spirit and passion for, ´´Life, Liberty and Justice For All.´´ Instead, the lefties connive to dictate every area within of the lives of others. ...And the joke is, they call their PC tyranny, ´´choice!?!!´´ mmm mmm mmm

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 2dogs, 7/13/2014 3:40:19 PM     (No. 9922723)

It is LIBERALS who are a religious cult., with strict dogma, worshiping of idols, and no morals. Sadly, there ARE a lot of fringe nits in the tea party and the left gloss onto them as examples.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: fritzilou, 7/13/2014 3:45:48 PM     (No. 9922733)

The premise of this article is not true. Tea Party folks are made up of Jews, Christians and non believers, who stand together against the invasion of big government into their private lives. They believe that the government is to large, to expensive, to intrusive and becoming more and more totalitarian every day. The rules are more than the people could possibly understand or know, so the chances of breaking the law and being prosecuted loom over us every day; it might be the EPA, the IRS, the FEC or any other of the alphabet soup bureaucrats that bring the strong arm of the law upon any one of us.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: trackman999, 7/13/2014 3:54:07 PM     (No. 9922747)

The writer of the article has no idea of what he´s talking about. #6 does.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/13/2014 3:57:54 PM     (No. 9922750)

Leftism is a religion -- or the plague, a scourge, all are correct.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: SpinMaster, 7/13/2014 4:39:06 PM     (No. 9922780)

OK, then why is the IRS getting Hell bent on denying 501c3 tax exempt status?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/13/2014 4:51:45 PM     (No. 9922787)

What a putz this guy is, but he´s typical of the new left, he just spews random insults and doesn´t look at the absurdity that he represents, a pretend president under whose careless, incompetent, or treacherous hands everything falls apart. If the Tea Party stands against such disintegration, putz doesn´t see it or mostly doesn´t care.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/13/2014 5:25:54 PM     (No. 9922828)

These people have drug induced delusions. If you want a laugh, read the comments under the article.

Finally someone on the left points out who they think the real "Tea Partiers" are. Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz! That´s all it took to put their pajama boy commenters over the edge. I repeat. They are mentally ill.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/13/2014 5:30:47 PM     (No. 9922841)

Politicians of the nation, you would understand better what you are facing if you think of the Tea Party as The People. Our Constitution protects us The People from you. We were awaken by your power grab and by your attempt to raise our taxes. We are Taxed Enough Already. Get it? Wendy Davis didn´t. She lost every primary in counties along the Mexican border. If you want to get elected again, listen to us.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/13/2014 5:38:06 PM     (No. 9922852)

This author is a classic case of projection. That which the left does (and he is obviously of the left) is attributed to the Tea Party.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/13/2014 5:43:18 PM     (No. 9922859)

The American Left will always tell you who they fear. Young Jack really, really fears anyone who is not a Leftist/Liberal/Progressive gang member.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JediJerry, 7/13/2014 5:47:21 PM     (No. 9922861)

Here is evidence of the application of the lefts tactic of stop cryin´ and start fryin´ when they have opponents that could derail their agenda. I am proud to be a Tea Party member. Bite me Jack.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/13/2014 5:52:41 PM     (No. 9922868)

This writer is the A-typical blow hard. They talk just to hear themselves speak but NEVER listen, nor look into a matter, nor research anything. But they are quick to REACT instead of Respond. They are quick to JUDGE and CONDEMN without knowing anything about the matter. There is a Scripture that covers this..PROVERBS 18:13 "Only a FOOL answers a matter BEFORE he knows all the facts." And these kinds of FOOLS reveal their folly to all when they speak.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/13/2014 5:52:50 PM     (No. 9922869)

Religious wars are often the bloodiest.

Many of us are tired of being kicked in the teeth.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: franq, 7/13/2014 6:04:05 PM     (No. 9922885)

One´s politics should be an outgrowth of one´s theology. If not, the theology isn´t worth a hoot.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 7/13/2014 7:47:33 PM     (No. 9922978)

We believe, as did the Founders and John Locke, that we are "endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights". So yes, that is religious belief. It is a belief that created the freeist, wealthiest society in the history of mankind.

But other ideas are...interesting.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BetseyRoss, 7/13/2014 7:51:27 PM     (No. 9922982)

Jack Swartz is an idiot. This is such a case of making up stuff. It´s just plain drivel.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/13/2014 11:31:43 PM     (No. 9923128)

Jack don´t know squat.

Rather be a TEA Party member than a Kool Aid drinker.

Did you ever realize so many people were such fools that they would believe anything ?

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