In a stunning set of declarations aimed at the Tea Party faithful, however, Tea Party Nation President Judson Phillips sounded more like an economic and political royalist. On the November 17 edition of his Tea Party Nation internet radio program, Phillips said: “The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote. It wasn’t you were just a citizen and you got to vote. Some of the restrictions, you know, you obviously would not think about today. But one of those was you had to be a property owner. And that makes a lot of sense, because if you’re a property owner you actually have a vested stake in the community. If you’re not a property owner, you know, I’m sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners.”

I’ve written on numerous occasions that the Tea Party isn’t a party at all, but a collection of small (?) groups of folks disenfranchised with the state of government. They hold, or claim to hold a few ideas collectively, but they aren’t that unified past those few vague general statements they can get behind. Not everyone agrees with that. What my description misses however, is the way that these individuals are being used as pawns by a larger, well-funded GOP driven machine to take total control of the government. Sound ominous? Read the linked article and listen to the audio clips.

Judson Phillips: “Of course, when people talk, three Amendments that really are the only ones that seriously get talked about getting repealed: the 16th Amendment, for the income tax, and we can only hope that happens; the 17th Amendment for having the appointment of Senators got back to state legislatures; and the 26th Amendment, I believe it is.

Do you know which one that is, David?”

David DeGerolamo: “No, but I know which one I want repealed.”

Judson Phillips: “Which one is that?”

David DeGerolamo: “I want the 14th Amendment repealed.”

Judson Phillips: “At least modified, but yeah…”

The 14th Amendment is pretty important and was added during the reconstruction, adopted July 9, 1868. It is extremely important today in terms on Women’s Rights, and LGBT Rights, as well as Civil Rights overall. Anyone who thinks that the Tea Party Movement is simply about fiscal conservatism, need to take a step back and really look at what the Tea Party, and those pushing it forward are all about.

Tea Party Leaders Attack Constitution.

Photo by: By Chuck “Caveman” Coker

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