Tea partiers believe in time-honored American values. They don’t believe corporations are inherently evil, nor should bankers be beheaded. They do not believe this country should be divided by class. They want more constitutional restraint on government so that the people have more freedom to achieve the good things the country offers.
By contrast, those occupying Wall Street and other cities, when they are intelligible, want a bigger, more powerful government to come in and take care of them so they don’t have to work for a living.
The tea party was a spontaneous, fast-growing movement, but it has maintained a cogent message: a demand for fiscal responsibility in government. Tea party rallies have always been safe and clean.
Unlike in New York, we can find no reports of tea partiers being arrested, individually or en masse, at the thousands of tea parties across the country with millions of attendees. They are not lawbreakers, they don’t hate the police, they don’t even litter. A quick glance at the TV reveals the sharp contrast posed by the Wall Street occupiers.
The media promote this group of law-breaking troublemakers who occupied a park in New York, blocked the Brooklyn Bridge, were arrested by the hundreds and treated law enforcement with disrespect, all while trying to tear down the foundations of the greatest nation on earth. It is just plain wrong to compare these people with tea partiers.