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Published on Oct 31, 2010
An average libertarian learns what an average Tea Partier believes. Obviously, this doesn't reflect everyone's views. But it is based on my own experience as a libertarian, having attended a Tea Party last year. By then, the Tea Party has shifted away from Ron Paul, and resembled ideology closer to Sarah Palin's or Pat Robertson's. Many libertarians have since distanced themselves from the Tea Party because of this, while others still have hope for it.
One major motivation for me making this video, is because I'm tired of people painting libertarians and people like Glenn Beck with the same brush. Glenn Beck is NOT a libertarian. And the Tea Party is closer to neocon than it is libertarian. It's no wonder so many people are misinformed about libertarians.
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*Update* People are telling me that not all Tea Parties are like this. I hope that's true. But the one I went to... there were posters of dead babies, a banner saying "we kicked god out, look at us now", signs calling Obama a Muslim and Kenyan, a speaker saying that chili day in September was proof that Global Warming is a lie, a speaker saying "if you don't support the war, you don't support the troops", rhetoric against gays, atheists, and Muslims, ... and literally every speaker invoked their religion, like "Barrack HUSSEIN Obama is not our leader, god is!" Basically, the Tea Party was advertised as libertarian, but it was indiscernible from the Christian-Right. If that Westboro Baptist Church group switched out their anti-troop signs, they would have fit right in.
*Update 2* Yeah, I know libertarians are on both sides of abortion. I myself can argue both sides. My point with that was to point out the illogical reasons I hear from the Tea Party conservative types. Where a libertarian would bring up concepts like eviction, personhood, or property rights, the Tea Partier types generally can't get past the "Because Jesus that's why!" phase.