Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The Case for Liberty
That's the analysis that many in the mainstream press will have regarding yesterday's election results and the impact that the Tea Party is having on the direction of our nation.
Yesterday's results demonstrate the increasing strength of the Tea Party Movement and those who do not see yesterday as a total victory for liberty do not understand what is behind this movement. The Tea Party Movement is NOT about a specific candidate or party. It is about the promotion of Liberty. Whenever I talk to Tea Party Leaders, they tell me that their goal is two-fold when it comes to candidates:
1. RESTORE: To force elected officials to return to our Constitution - to oppose universal healthcare and illegal immigration - to end wasteful earmarks and deficit spending and to restore our nation to what was intended by our Founding Fathers.
2. REPLACE: When our elected officials are unwilling to listen to "We the People", to replace them with someone who will.
Yesterday's results in Arizona and Alaska were VICTORIES for the Tea Party Movement. They were NOT a "mixed bag" of results. Here's why...
Arizona - In Arizona, the conventional wisdom said that a Victory for JD Hayworth was a victory for the Tea Party Movement and that a victory for John McCain was a defeat for the Tea Party Movement. Again, those who take that view do not understand what the tea party is all about. John McCain won because he effectively portrayed JD Hayworth as being a big spender. I like JD, but John McCain was able to show video of Hayworth serving as the pitchman for "Free Federal Money", paid for by American taxpayers. Arizonans said NO. And for all of McCain's faults, he has been an advocate for eliminating earmarks, has stood against the healthcare bill and most recently came out in favor of Arizona's illegal immigration bill. In short, John McCain won because he convinced the voters of Arizona that he was more in line with the pro-liberty policies advocated by the tea-party. Now the responsibility of the Tea Party is to hold his feet to the fire and keep him accountable.
So yesterday was a victory all the way around. In Arizona, a sitting US Senator realized that his only path to reelection was to support commonsense, fiscally conservative, pro-Constitutional policies. In Alaska, a sitting US Senator who refused to support the policies advocated by the Tea Party will probably lose.
This is not about a candidate - this is about LIBERTY, and yesterday was a victory for Liberty.
Yesterday was also a great sign for the Tom Corbett campaign. Here's why:
Tom Corbett has signed the "No New Taxes" pledge - Dan Onorato refuses to do so.
Tom Corbett has filed a lawsuit to overturn Barack Obama's Healthcare Bill - Dan Onorato supports it.
Tom Corbett has joined with other Attorney's General in support of Arizona's anti-illegal immigration bill.
Dan Onorato has refused to support this law.
In short, Tom Corbett is the pro-liberty candidate, while Dan Onorato is the pro-government candidate. Yesterday was a victory for LIBERTY in Arizona and Alaska. November 2 will be a victory for Liberty in Pennsylvania as well when Tom Corbett - the pro-liberty candidate is elected as our next governor.
P.S. If you'd like to visit with Tom Corbett, here are some good locations to visit in the next couple of weeks. For more details on these events, check out our newly updated website - www.TomCorbettForGovernor.com
Sept. 4 La Festa Italiana
Sept 5 La Festa Mass at St. Peters
Aug 28 Philadelphia Gun Show in Oaks - (11:00 – 12:00 PM)
Aug 29 Meehan Clam Bake & German Event
Reading Terminal - (11:30 – 12:30 PM)
Danube Swabian Festival - (2:00-3:30 PM)
Sept. 18 Valley Forge Gun Show
Aug 24 Indiana County GOP Picnic
Sept 5 Cambria County Fair
Sept 6 Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade and Picnics
Aug 26 Elizabethtown Fair - (7:15 – 8:15 PM)
Aug 27 Centre County Grange Fair - (6:00 – 8:00 PM)
Sept 22 Ephrata Parade (7:00 PM)