Ah, the “Tea Party” – known somewhat facetiously but mostly factually, as a group dominated by White male Boomers with too much time on their hands and not enough accurate information about either the US Constitution or the Founding Fathers, who want a whole lot less government for everything other than those items they deem needing a whole lot more government intervention (such as women’s choice, definition of marriage, etc.); and of course, who want no changes to their SS & Medicare no matter how much updating these two worthy programs need in order to remain solvent.
But…. There is one very important reason to have great respect for our Boomer brethren even if we don’t agree with their positions.
They are fully involved, organizing for the things in which they believe – and it’s working. No doubt most of them didn’t do such things as youth – that was a hippie thing. But they’re doing it now. And those who were activists in our youth, make up the vast majority who are doing so little today.
So, hip hooray for the Tea Party for being actively involved – pushing for those things they believe to be in the country’s (well, mostly their) best interest.
To the rest of us who hold a different view of what’s good for our nation, I say… don’t knock ’em…. emulate them!