Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) repeated for approximately the billionth time on Monday the left's ridiculous Orwellian smear against Tea Partiers that them agreeing with the vast majority of Americans on the issues (preferring free markets, fiscal sanity and limited government that follows the Constitution) makes them dangerous "fanatics," terrorists, and now even "anarchists."
While arguing with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on the Senate floor, he cited a far left media outlet to show that he wasn't the only one leveling this latest crackpot, out-of-the-blue slander against dissent, embarrassingly insisting, "An anarchy movement is afoot. A lead editorial in the New York Times on Wednesday of last week said that."
Apparently, having a notoriously biased propaganda mill peddle absurd ultra-partisan vitriol against your opponents now makes it legitimate for a sitting U.S. senator to do the same thing, no matter how blatantly stupid the talking point.
Never mind the fact that even the New York Times itself was forced to admit that Tea Partiers are mainstream and more educated than most (as I have noted).
As usual, contrary to everything we are told, the evidence overwhelmingly and consistently demonstrates that it is the elitist nanny state tyrant-worshipers of the left who are on the fringe, while the entire rest of this right-of-center country emphatically rejects their time-disproven ideas at every turn.
But we’re not going to bow to tea party anarchists who deny the mere fact that Obamacare is the law. We will not bow to tea party anarchists who refuse to accept that the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is Constitutional. They ignore the fact that Obama was overwhelmingly re-elected a few months ago.
It is now "anarchy" to want government that lives within its means, only passes laws that the Constitution authorizes it to pass, and to reject the legitimacy of illegal nanny state power grabs that destroy jobs, remove choice and skyrocket health care costs. But as Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, we have not only the right, but also the responsibility to rise up and "alter or abolish" government that becomes adversarial to our rights and interests.
Was Rosa Parks an "anarchist" for defying an unjust and unconstitutional law?
And wasn't it also the Supreme Court that legitimized slavery (Dred Scott v. Sanford), protected segregation (Plessy v. Ferguson), defended internment camps for Japanese-Americans (Korematsu v. United States), upheld the criminalization of interracial marriage (Pace v. Alabama) and endorsed the criminalization of homosexuality (Bowers v. Hardwick)?
Newsflash: The Supreme Court has trampled the Constitution almost as much as Congress and the president. Its word is not gospel, and we do not have to just blindly accept whatever it says...and we certainly do not have to stop trying to defund disastrous, economy-killing government takeovers that Americans never supported, still want repealed, and despise even more now that they have had a chance to "find out what is in it."
Additionally, Obama being "overwhelmingly re-elected" (which is apparently liberal-speak for barely won against a completely uninspiring leftist RINO while cheating at every turn) does not mean he gets to violate his oath and shred the Constitution with impunity.
Bottom line: Liberals viciously trash, smear and vilify Tea Partiers for the same reason that they constantly underestimate their numbers and incessantly pronounce the movement dead...while silencing dissent and rigging elections every chance they get--their ideas cannot compete on a level playing field and they cannot afford to let a sweeping grassroots liberty movement shatter their carefully-manufactured illusion that being a reasonable, thinking adult (i.e., being a conservative) makes you a dangerous extremist on the margins of society.
We are a revolutionary country founded by liberty-minded individuals defending their God-given right to self-rule as an armed, free people...and our Constitution is directly and deliberately built around this concept. If vindictive partisan bigots like Harry Reid are so offended by checks and balances and other core American principles, then they should stop seeking out public office and swearing an oath to a Constitution that they have zero intention of defending.
Harry Reid, who assures us that "government is inherently good" (because concentrating all the power into the hands of the few has always worked out so well in the past), is exactly the kind of despicable Constitution-shredding despot the Founding Fathers worked so tirelessly to protect us against...and they would have already had him dragged into the streets and shot for treason.
Liberty only looks like anarchy to a tyrant.