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1. Can you be against Big Government and not press for reductions in the vast military budgets, fraught with bureaucratic and large contractors’ waste, fraud and abuse? Military spending now takes up half of the federal government’s operating budgets. The libertarian Cato Institute believes that to cut deficits, we have to also cut the defense budget.

2. Can you believe in the free market and not condemn hundreds of billions of dollars of corporate welfare-bailouts, subsidies, handouts, and giveaways?

3. Can you want to preserve the legitimate sovereignty of our country and not reject the trade agreements known as NAFTA and GATT (The World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland) that scholars have described as the greatest surrender of local, state and national sovereignty in our history?

4. Can you be for law and order and not support a bigger and faster crackdown on the corporate crime wave, that needs more prosecutors and larger enforcement budgets to stop the stealing of taxpayers and consumer dollars so widely reported in the Wall Street Journal and Business Week? Law enforcement officials estimate that for every dollar for prosecution, seventeen to twenty dollars are returned.

5. Can you be against invasions of privacy by government and business without rejecting the provisions of the Patriot Act that leave you defenseless to constant unlawful snooping, appropriation of personal information and even search of your home without notification until 72 hours later?

6. Can you be against regulation of serious medical malpractice (over 100,000 lives lost a year, according to a study by Harvard physicians), unsafe drugs that have serious side effects or cause the very injury/illness they were sold to prevent, motor vehicles with defective brakes, tires and throttles, contaminated food from China, Mexico and domestic processors?

7. Can you keep calling for Freedom and yet tolerate control of your credit and other economic rights by hidden and arbitrary credit ratings and credit scores? What Freedom do you have when you have to sign industry-wide fine print one-sided “contracts” with your banks, insurance companies, car dealers, and credit card companies? Many of these contracts even block your Constitutional access to the courthouse.

8. Can you be for a new, clean system of politics and elections and still accept the Republican and Democratic Two Party dictatorship that is propped up by complex state laws, frivolous litigation and harassment to exclude from the ballot third parties and independent candidates who want reform, accountability, and stronger voices for the voters?

9. If you want a return to our Constitution—its principles of limited and separation of power and its emphasis on “We the People” in its preamble—can you still support Washington’s wars that have not been declared by Congress (Article I Section 8) or giving corporations equal rights with humans plus special privileges and immunities. The word “corporation” or “company” never appears in the Constitution. How can you support eminent domain powers given by governments to corporations over homeowners, or massive week-end bailouts by the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department of businesses, even reckless foreign banks, without receiving the authority and the appropriations from the Congress, as the Constitution requires?

10. You want less taxation and lower deficits. How can you succeed unless you stop big corporations from escaping their fair share of taxes by manipulating foreign jurisdictions against our tax laws, for example, or by letting trillions of dollars of speculation on Wall Street go without any sales tax, while you pay six, seven or eight percent sales tax on the necessities you buy in stores?

9 Thoughts on Can Republicans/ Tea Partiers Answer These 10 Questions?
  1. Reply
    scott b
    July 8, 2011 at 6:19 am

    You have FAR too much free time on your hands…

  2. Reply
    Joe Gun
    July 8, 2011 at 6:48 am

    impossible to answer, you are assuming a tea party supporter can write and think 🙂

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    john
    July 8, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Such a long question with such a simple answer. No.

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    Like for sure dude
    July 8, 2011 at 7:15 am

    1) yes
    2)No that’s our whole point
    3)Yes, their nothing in the NAFA agreement about not having oversight of what comes in and out of a country. We still have the right to limit imports
    4)Yes
    5) yes, last i checked the democratic house and senate passed that
    6)who the hell is against that, moron
    7)This is the democrates doing. AS alway trying to slip it under the republican blame, too funny
    8)No. that would be against everything america stands for.
    9)show me one instance were a corporation was given eminent domain.
    10)Typical liberal trying to take every american workers retirment under the slight of hand, pandering to the uneducated poor. Anyone that has a real job, that includes a pension or a 401k knows this would destroy the middle classes wealth. Wellfare is about 60% of our budget, that needs to be lowered drastically.
    http://www.atr.org/six-months-untilbr-largest-tax-hikes-a5171#%23ixzz0sY8waPq1
    how is this supposed to help me

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    Ollicopter
    July 8, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I’m wondering if this is a test. I’m not applying for any scholarships. Who voted for these bailouts you mention? What was the make up of congress at that time? I wonder if you think all of the corporations should be outlawed. I wonder if you think the government should just take over everything. I wonder what form of government you think that would resemble.

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    prem g
    July 8, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I wish there was a ‘Best Question’ option. I would choose yours in a snap! Nicely done.

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    trinity
    July 8, 2011 at 9:25 am

    For cry in loud, you know those tea baggers aren’t rational people and can not answer rational questions. They consist of 1) greedy rich people who are terrified of paying their fair share of taxes 2) low intelligence / low income people who think that they are actually paying taxes but are in reality subsidizing their income with public assistance 3) very racist people who are frightened that the blacks are going to take over the country and put them into slavery.

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    Northwestener
    July 8, 2011 at 10:16 am

    A reality check for you guys….

    Check this podcast out
    http://northwestfront.org/2010/10/hac-speaks-to-conservatives/
    This is a short piece in which I talk about the Tea Party and why conservatism is not the way to go to ensure White racial survival.
    -HAC

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    Landlord
    July 8, 2011 at 10:38 am

    1) Yes, Government and Military are not the same thing.

    2) I am not keen on handouts for anyone, the lazy ass on welfare or corporations.

    3) Hey, don’t blame us, Clinton did that.

    4) No you can not, you either support laws or your do not.

    5) That makes no sense.

    6) NOt against that either, I do not think it is a partisan issue.

    7) you are free to sign or not, each person is responsible for his or her own place in our society, and that includes credit.

    8) There are many parties on the ballot, not 2.

    9) You are correct, those terms are not in the constitution, but they are newer words that people have used to describe themselves. Every single corporation is owned by one or more persons. I think the Supreme Court screwed us all when they decided that eminent domain could be used to increase tax dollars. Our LIBERAL Supreme Court.

    10) The problem is spending, we have too much going out, much of it to illegal aliens.

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