Thank you this is the most concise post of yours I have read to date. This gives me a new insight to your beliefs. This gives me a new found respect for your point of view even if I donít agree with some of them.<quoted text>As with Occupy, the Tea Party couldn't define or limit itself to a common and cohesive purpose. When you allow the extremists to be identified with a movement, you lose the moderates on board. It's much better to limit your objectives to major points where you might, just might, hold sway and be able to exercise influence based on sheer magnitude of numbers of participants.
In the same way Congressional reps keep a tally of constituent opinion,they also look at polls and numbers before casting public votes.Most who serve like being there at least long enough to move to the next opportunity as a lobbyist, a board member,to be appointed to a cabinet position to further define for themselves a place in history,etc.
What goals or views"scare you Most Americans are moderate, and even on this thread moderates are on board (or at least they were). I'm not far left or far right. I'm actually pretty moderate, but you'd never know that from the haters here who repeatedly mischaracterize anybody who doesn't think like them. In fact, I believe from what I've read, the far left have a lot more tolerance.They may not agree with you, but they don't attack you as "the devil"for having a different opinion. That's not true for the far right on these threads. They're way out of line in their advocacy. Most of what needs to transpire in America falls in the middle somewhere so that we don't take extreme measures that aren't well thought out and which come back to bite us in the azz because we didn't take the time to look at ALL of the ramifications of change. That's where moderation or compromise comes into play. Change for the sake of change is not necessarily good.
The best part of the far left is that they just don't want to hate somebody based on the exact same characteristics that motivates the far right to hate.;-)So, the more hate emanating from the right, the further left they drive me.It's an involuntary reflex a lot like eye blinking.
Sphere of influence is always subject to change with every single individual human being you encounter in life. You never know who may be affected or influenced and how that translates, or who that individual will influence over the course of a lifetime.Sometimes our greatest leaders credit a teacher or mentor or somebody they've read.Other times, they don't remember who, but they do remember what and why.That's certainly more than a good enough reason to keep reaching out.It also works the other way around.
Have a nice night
You asked me what I feared the most itís simple. If a company is too big to fail. It needs to be broken up. Our countryís economy canít be tied to 2 maybe 3 companies. In this respect I am a Monetarist. Yes I do know the bailouts had more to do for liquidity or cash on hand then the loans. If too much power is given to only a few corruptions then who really runs the country. But the last two presidents did nothing but bow to their whims
The problem I have with the far left is we have to take whatever they say as the gospel and they know what is best for us. Rep Phil Hare of Illinois was asked if he had read the Health care bill. He said yes and stated he read it several times. Now I know he personally did not read it there could be no way and I do understand his staff may have read most of it. Now some one stated to him it is against the constitution he made the stupid Statement of ďI Donít Care About the ConstitutionĒ I did not ask him this question. He lost! Senator Durbin in Illinois has also said he thinks American Troops are war criminals. I know these two personally & Sen Durbin god daughter Rep Cheri Bustos a nice family women whom I respect. Now some people on the far right have done just as bad,that is no excuse.