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BlackSand
08-14-2010, 01:17 PM
Has anyone talked about this? I mean, the Tea Party is one of the most successful grass roots movements of my time. Could we start another similar movement but on a different issue? Say foreign policy? It would be truly awesome to have two movement, one with (mostly) former republicans, the other with (mostly) former democrats, and at the head of both; Ron Paul. (Well...for as long as he is alive anyways. We need another figure to rally behind, and soon.)

Arent there just as many people who are as mad at Obama for not being anti war as there are at Republicans for not being actual conservatives?

Of course I realize there could be some unintended consequences from this. The two movements might oppose each other. Thus making libertarian ideology more unlikely in the populace.

Or movements instead of parties could become the new norm. Wouldnt it be awesome if when you asked someone their political views, they told you about which idealogical movements they're part of instead of what party theyre from?

It's just food for though. Do you guys think this is a good idea? Bad idea? Or just ineffective?

BlackSand
08-14-2010, 07:34 PM
And if someone could correct my spelling error in the title, that would be awesome...

acptulsa
08-14-2010, 07:52 PM
Actually, we are very strong on foreign policy and we are definitely getting attention for being something very novel--vocal antiwar conservatives. And, yes, though they try to scare liberals away from us by talking about "the left, the right and the far right" we are in fact closer to being what liberals want than the Democrats are--especially since we can find no prohibition in the Constitution to prevent individual states from being just as socialist as their voters want them to be.

We don't really need competing movements, different names, or compartmentalization. We are the complete package, and have come far enough that people are figuring that out. So, please keep spreading the good news!