Should We Write Off the Tea Party?

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I think it’s a huge mistake to dismiss the Tea Party people just because they’re having Sarah Palin speak at their convention next month.  These people are a diverse lot, and many of them respect Ron Paul.  They know something is wrong, which is more than can be said for most of our fellow Americans, and they are interested in learning.  Tea Party people have come out to several of my speaking events, even co-sponsoring one of them, and I’ll tell you one thing: they read.  Most of them hadn’t heard the case I was making about the Fed and the business cycle before, so they bought copies of Meltdown.  That is a radical book.  How else would I have reached this audience?

Interestingly enough, I was invited to speak at the Tea Party national convention next month, the one that’s received all the attention because of Palin.  I couldn’t make it because my wife’s due date coincides with the event.  But they wanted me to speak about nullification and the 10th Amendment.  Tame for us, maybe, but it’s not nothing.

This is a gigantic movement; why not try to reach them?  I myself was a neocon back in the early 1990s, and I’m sure glad people didn’t write me off.

11:09 am on January 11, 2010
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