I resent them trying to impose their social mores on society too. I get the libertarian agenda when it comes to fiscal matters, but Nick has a point that their message is lost when they start trying to impose their influence on social issues. It is hypocritical and that is why I have never totally embraced the Tea Party. I would describe the Tea Party as fiscally responsible but also imposing a moral guideline for people to live by, maybe hopefully enforced by law one day. No, Roe v. Wade won't be overturned anytime soon, but its because people from the Tea Party aren't powerful enough to do it. If they ever are, you can bet that will be on top of the agenda.
Thats the problem with them and why they will never gain mainstream acceptance. Why does fiscal discipline have to be married to social adoption of a set of values that not everyone embraces? One has nothing to do with the other.
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