Saturday, October 16, 2010
Is Obama the Anti-Christ?
When I asked my fellow co-worker what exactly does being a Tea Party member mean, he scoffed and said that they are an organization that was formed mainly of highly conservative Republicans with only one mission statement and that is to oppose whatever President Obama tries to instigate. "So you are Obama haters?" I asked. "Exactly," he replied. They believe he is close to changing our government into a monarchy with a socialist structure... is that even possible? I doubt it.
I had the opportunity to read from Time magazine and see what they had to say about The Tea Party Group. They stated the fact that they gained power in seven of our fifty states and that Sarah Palin and Glen Beck are two of the big leaders in it. One of their members, Christine O'Donnell, was elected to the senate chamber for the state of Delaware. Her remark to the press after she won the election was, "The people of Delaware have spoken: no more politics as usual." Other slogans that the Tea Party quotes a lot are, "Throw the bums out!" and, "When the government fears the people, there is liberty," by Thomas Jefferson.
My personal opinion on the Tea Party's philosophy is as follows: Don't blame President Obama as the only reason why our country is going through a tough time right now. I look at the Commander-in-Chief of the United States similarly to Harry Potter's Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers. They are walking into a complex and flawed system and no matter what any President tries to do now whether they are Democrat, Republican, or whatever, they will receive low ratings, get blamed for everything, and be hated all the way out of office. Who wants to run for President now?
I also applaud the Tea Party's ambition in trying to fix something that may seem futile. It would be nice to have a congress and other branches of government show some action in a way that gives us, the people of the U.S., assurance that they are listening to us, are trying, and that they truly care about fixing our nations problems instead of schmoozing investors for another reelection.