Monday, April 9, 2012

Disappointing Tea Party

When I first heard about the Tea Party, people fed up with large government and looking for reforms and lower taxes, I was interested. It sounded like something I’d be for, but over the last few years it seems it’s evolved into a complaint-driven group with highly conservative agendas that looks more to prevent anything than driven towards an agenda.

Apparently I’m not the only one as this Washington Post blog notes. The Tea party really doesn’t know what they want or how to get there, looking only to disrupt things and stand by their agenda. I admire people that stand up for what they believe, but government requires compromise, something few people get.

Making that compromise is a hard thing to do and it’s very difficult to balance your principles with the pragmatism of working with others. I’m hoping that the Tea Party can actually build some principles that are positive, looking to achieve specific goals, rather than just being negative about the way things are right now.

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