Thomas takes on Tea Party critics

Cal Thomas‘ latest column takes Democratic politicians to task for comparing Tea Party activists to terrorists.

It is not Tea Party people who are the “terrorists.” A terrorist seeks to destroy. Who is the real destroyer in the debt-ceiling debate? Who wants to continue spending money we don’t have, borrowing it from nations like China that would be happy to destroy us if our politicians don’t do it first?

Tea Party people simply want to make their government accountable again and for this they are called “terrorists”?

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., acknowledged there would not have been a deal in which taxes are not raised and spending curtailed had it not been for Tea Party members. He is right.

Asking career politicians not to spend other people’s money is like asking Lady Gaga to sing from the Great American Songbook, dressed in conservative clothing. For her, that would be an unnatural act.

What we are witnessing in America is a reawakening to the idea that the people own the power and do not have to sit idly by while the country they love and often sacrifice for is torn apart by irresponsible political leaders who wouldn’t have their jobs if the rest of us weren’t paying their salaries and benefits.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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