Star Parker

Can you imagine 60% saying that they don’t expect the funds they put in their 401k or IRA over their lifetime to be there when they retire?

Yet, the message we hear from Democrats is that it’s the private sector that can’t be trusted.

Tea Party activism is about having the courage to honestly look at the facts and act accordingly and responsibly.

Why does the movement favor Republicans?

Sixty three percent of Republicans and 59% of Independents give Members of Congress low/very low ethics and honesty ratings. But just 43% of Democrats do.

Common sense dictates, given the practical experience with government that voters have to draw on, that we’d expect heightened interest in turning government over to those least likely to expand it, and preferably, to those most likely to limit it.

A CNN poll last week showed Republicans had a 38%-point advantage on a generic ballot among voters who dislike both parties.

No, it’s not about ideology. It’s about appreciating, from experience, how politicians, when left unchecked, have abused, abuse, and will abuse us citizen/taxpayers, while impoverishing our great nation, and about re-opening the operating manual and getting things back on track.


Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.