Certain things just make my blood boil…. racist, dumbass comments from supposedly educated people ranks pretty high up there.
I have no qualms against the freedoms of speech for well-meaning Tea Party members or supporters. But Freedom of speech is not a license to spew hatred without fear of repercussions. It’s that guilty party that i’d like five minutes alone with to share a bit of my own freedom of speech.
The Tea Party movement took storm following the 2008 election of Barack Obama. It’s a large anti-tax movement and it’s members are petitioning for “smaller government, fiscal responsibility, individual freedoms and upholding the constitution”.
Nothing wrong with that. I may not agree with all their points on a political level but I strongly support their right to express sound argument and exercise political freedoms.
There are growing factions of the Tea Party movement that have replaced sound arguments with fear-mongering and racism.
I pray Arkansas has the sense not to empower fools such as their write-in for Governor candidate, Billy Roper.
Roper is a outspoken white supremacist who has been quoted as saying, “I don’t want non-whites in my country in any form or fashion or any status.”
Roper also is a tea party member who says he has been gathering support for his cause by attending tea party rallies.
“We go to these tea parties all over the country,We’re looking for the younger, potentially more radical people.”
Dale Robertson is the founder and president of Houston-based TeaParty.org. He was seen at a 2009 rally carrying a sign that said: “Congress = Slave Owner, Taxpayer = Niggar.”
He claims the word slave was changed to N-word but that that was fine too because he looked it up in Webster and the N-word means politically unrepresented.
According to Robertson, claims of racism are just part fo the agenda for those who want to slander the tea party movement. still members of his own party have denounced him.
“We stand firmly against any expression of racism and the kind of language and opinion expressed in his (N-word) sign,” the group said.