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ABQ Tea Party ratchets up martial rhetoric to motivate its waning base.




GunTarget.jpgThe hateful and divisive political climate in America today is well-known and has been well-documented. Everything from Sarah Palin’s use of gun-targets to single out House Democrats to the ABQ Tea Party’s recent press release that boasts a “Call to Arms” (reprinted below) to their members is a sad indication of our broken discourse.




Using words like “target,” “fight,” “war,” and calling one’s members “to arms,” is exactly the sort of militant rhetoric that heightens and prolongs the spiteful nature of our political conversations. (And, lest we forget, the “war” that was declared on women’s health…yea, that term was first used by the GOP.)




Hate speech has dominated the Republican primary contests this year in an unprecedented way. Over $35m has already been spent during this campaign cycle on political advertising, mostly in the form of vicious attack ads that have run in contested primary states.




The GOP’s rhetoric revolves around appeals to the worst parts of our human nature and tries to make voters believe that progressive policies are tyrannical and one-step removed from Stalinism. (Policies like equal access to quality education and affordable health care, preserving worker’s rights, and protecting our land, air, and water, I suppose.)




We can only imagine what SusanaPAC, Romney’s Restore Our Future PAC, and/or Santorum’s Red White and Blue PAC (funded by Foster Friess of “aspirin-between-your-knees” fame) will have in store over the coming months when they turn their well-monied political machines loose on New Mexican airwaves. Let’s just hope that calling their supporters “to arms” is one step too far even for them.






Albuquerque Tea Party Media Contact:
Rick Harbaugh, 1709 Indiana NE, Albuquerque,NM 87110
Date of Release  3/11/2012


Call to Arms


Are you ready to get active?


Come to our general meeting on March 20th at the East Gate Church and be prepared to Volunteer.


Email us: getactive@gmail.com


Call us: 505-515-5211

The Virginia state constitution was adopted a month before the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Congress in 1776.  In discussing that state constitution several years later, Thomas Jefferson wrote on the danger of vesting too much power in the hands of one branch of government.  His prophetic words 230 years ago speak loudly about the situation we currently see in America.  He said that politicians:

“.  .  .should look forward to a time, and that not a distant one, when a corruption in this (country), as in the country from which we derive our origin, will have seized the heads of government, and be spread by them through the body of the people; when they will purchase the voices of the people, and make them pay the price.  Human nature is the same on every side of the Atlantic, and will be alike influenced by the same causes.  The time to guard against corruption and tyranny, is before they shall have gotten hold of us.  It is better to keep the wolf out of the fold, than to trust to drawing his teeth and claws after he shall have entered. . .”

One major concern heard over and over today is that the Progressives have purchased the voices and the votes of the people through a multiplicity of welfare and social giveaways.  And those people will reciprocate by supporting the Progressives so the people will have their largesse protected.  Are the people paying a price for these freebies as Jefferson predicted?    Analysis indicates that the more a government controls its people, the more the standard of living declines for those people.  The government giveaways, and the high taxation to maintain those giveaways, reduce the incentives to produce.  This has proven to be the case in America over the past forty years.

Studies also show that the more a government spends and the more government gets into our lives, the more unemployment that government causes.   Again, higher taxes and loss of liberty reduce incentives for the highly productive members of society to produce.  Less productivity leads to layoffs and business closings.  And that leads to unemployment.  When government spending levels are tracked for the last forty years, there is a strong correlation between levels of government spending and unemployment.  During a recent visit to the eye doctor, my doctor noted that he would probably be retiring in the next year or two because new government healthcare rules will create too much expense for him to cover.  The new paperwork will require him to buy new software and he will have to hire at least two more people to keep up with that paperwork.  So he will, instead, retire and his current employees will need to seek new employment.

It is time for Patriots to yell from the rooftops that the wolf is in the fold.  His teeth are bared and his intent is to prey on the people for his own ends.  No one wants to take time from their lives to fight for the right, to defend our country against tyranny; to work hard to restore America to its previous glory.  But if not us, then who?

The Albuquerque Tea Party has all kinds of committees and teams they have developed to fight the good fight.  We are coordinating with Tea Parties throughout the State and the Nation.  Now we need to start building those teams for the 2012 struggle.  This is a battle we simply cannot lose.  Are you ready to get active?  Come to our general meeting on March 20th at the Eastgate Church and be prepared to pick a team or two to support.



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