Thursday, May 5, 2011
I learned today that News Real Blog has included me at number 4 on their list of top 10 tea party bloggers.
The Tea Party stands as a moral challenge to the status quo. It’s not a third-party movement. It’s an extra-party movement. It’s not political. It’s philosophical. It is a manifestation of the market, an example of how free minds and free will seep through the cracks of the established paradigm to fulfill unmet needs.
Among the grassroots movement, many voices have emerged to articulate a philosophy of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. We’ve scoured the net to bring you some of the best bloggers championing that message. We sought to bring to light writers whose work deserves more attention than they currently receive. We wanted to introduce you to voices you may not have heard of before and will be glad to know. These aren’t folks who necessarily identify as Tea Partiers, but who boldly articulate the philosophy which drives the movement. Here are the top 10 Tea Party bloggers you need to read.
Here's what author Walter Hudson had to say about me and my work:
When Sarah Palin burst onto the national scene as John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election, she excited a wide swath of conservatives, and frustrated countless leftists. Palin’s story ran counter to the radical feminist narrative regarding women, family, and misogyny. In the oppressive female-denigrating America of leftist fantasy, Sarah Palin should not exist. The Left certainly wasn’t going to let her tarnish their narrative further by ascending from relative obscurity to the vice presidency.
As a black woman, Palin-supporter and blogger Adrienne Ross adds another dimension to that counter-narrative. Ross runs a blog called Motivation Truth, produces video commentary on YouTube, and engages her community in public debate on the issues relevant to their lives. Apparently, those issues have nothing to do with race or gender.
Joe the Plumber brought the whole spread the wealth issue to America’s attention in 2008, and nothing has changed. President Obama is still committed to spreading the wealth around and even more committed to class warfare. The more he talks, the clearer it becomes that he definitely has no real interest in cutting spending. Rather, he’s content to cut more out of people’s income, particularly those people he deems filthy rich. It’s obvious, too, that to him “filthy rich” isn’t just an expression. In fact, he’s already told the country that at a certain point people have made enough money(…)
… In a town hall speech last week, he spoke of those rich people who cannot be allowed to just relax and “count [their] money.” First of all, does he not realize that people have the right to do whatever they want with their money? If they want to get naked and roll around in it, is that not their decision to make? Is it really government’s business what a person does with the money that is rightfully his or hers to enjoy? Has President Obama and his tax and spend administration failed to understand that some of those he has coined rich are small business owners–job creators–who have been too busy to just count cash all day? Instead, they have been hard at work producing needed services and providing opportunities for others so they can then take care of their own families.
The very existence of a commentator like Ross is an embarrassment to the Left. A black woman elevating private property rights above some esoteric sense of “social justice” is anathema to them. If for no other reason than that, you should follow Adrienne Ross.
Click here to see who else made the list.