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    Why Tea Party women lead the charge

    10/22/2010

    Democracy and Power 102: Voters are Rationally Ignorant.

    Tragically, the vast majority of the voters are rationally ignorant of most government actions. The vast majority of the public is ignorant of bills, legislation, regulations and taxes that will ultimately affect their lives.

    The general public is working hard to make a living, raising a family and improving their community. The individual voter does not have the time to know all the transactions of government. It is impossible to stay abreast of all the government actions.

     Why Tea Party women lead the charge

    Until the last few years the vast majority of the American voters were rationally ignorant of legislation, regulations, debt and taxes that affect their lives.  Increasingly, the new media has educated a wide swath of America on the power and corruption of government.  Resultantly, power is shifting from the mainstream media and the political elites to concerned citizens which are spontaneously organizing and rebelling against crony governance.  The power elites are particularly baffled by the emergence of the “Tea Party Women.”

    Tammy Bruce of the Guardian understands.

    Actually, the answer is: taxed enough already. Women control the household accounts and we know when spending is unsustainable, threatening the very fabric of our families, or our country as the case may be. As one Tea Party rally sign aimed at big government succinctly put it, "My kid isn't your ATM."

    The Tea Party represents stakeholders in the American system; people who were never involved in politics or thought they had to be, yet realised that political corruption and incompetence threatened not only their families, but the future of the nation itself. Economic collapse, the shocking spending by an Obama administration that most analysts agree is in over its head, combined with remarkable contempt shown citizens during the debacle of the healthcare debate and legislation, have mobilised those stakeholders – including women and their families – to take action.

    Yes, moms have seen the corruption, bribes, and arrogance along with the debt that threatens their families and the future of America. A few Tea Party Women have become candidates, and are brutally attacked by much of the mainstream media and the political elites.  No person or institution wishes or easily relinquishes power.

    However, Tammy Bruce understands the Tea Party women’s quest for fiscal prudence and personal freedom:

    The liberal feminist movement never imagined that women would take seriously the encouragement to become our own heroes and claim life for ourselves, on our terms, no matter who we are. Pro-choice and pro-life, Christian and not, poor and rich, black, white, gay and straight. It is a dream we all hold dear, and it's called the Tea Party.

    Hurray!  Democracy and freedom have a future.