by Chris | October 6th, 2011
I’ve heard people from both political parties allude to the Tea Party as Anarchist. Out of fear for their own jobs or simply out of ignorant bias they conclude that if someone wants to limit the Federal government in any way they must by an Anarchist.
These people are either woefully ignorant, or disingenuous at best. The Tea Party supports the 10 Amendment, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” In other words the Federal governments powers and authority are limited to those few and specific things assigned to it.
A simple way to understand this is that your problems and needs should be handled as close to you as possible. You are responsible to provide and protect yourself. In some instances that job will be too big for you. At those times those things should be handled by your family, then your community, then your State, then the Federal government.
Today we’ve turned that on it’s head and look to the Federal government first to fix our problems and provide for us.
The Tea Party is not for Anarchy, it is for each person and entity assuming its proper role and authority.