NY Times Alarmed: Tea Party Reading Unapproved Texts

Thanks to Bud Bronstein for this piece by Kate Zernike from the NY Times, “Movement of the Moment Looks to Long-Ago Texts.” Catch the ideological presentism. Instead of just reading the latest approved tomes and today’s issue of the Times, people are learning from “obscure” old books by dead people.

The Tea Party “has resurrected once-obscure texts by dead writers — in some cases elevating them to best-seller status — to form a kind of Tea Party canon. Recommended by Tea Party icons like Ron Paul and Glenn Beck, the texts are being quoted everywhere from protest signs to Republican Party platforms.” The idea of a movement animated by ideas rather than leaders is just right. BastiatHayek, and Mises are magnificent, and also just what one would expect from a movement born in Ron Paulism.

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Exercising our Rights, Even if DC Doesn’t Want us to

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Michael Boldin interviewed by Christopher Markowski – the Watchdog on Wall Street – on September 14, 2010. Michael will be a featured speaker at Nullify Now! Orlando and Nullify Now! Chattanooga. Get tickets here – http://www.nullifynow.com/tickets/ – or by calling 888-71-TICKETS A special thanks to Watchdog on Wall…

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A Fresh Perspective on the Tenther Movement

This fresh perspective on our Tenther movement comes from Mother Jones Magazine writer Stephanie Mencimer in this month’s issue.  Also- save the date!  CATAC’s first Nullify Now! event is now slated for April 20th, 2011 in Los Angeles. -B

If at First You Don’t Secede

Meet the legalization-loving, Iraq-War-hating Californian who’s become a guru to the state sovereignty movement.

By Stephanie Mencimer

17 CommentsPost CommentJuly/August 2010 Issue

This February, around 300 conservative activists and candidates gathered at the Atlanta airport Hilton to celebrate the Tenth Amendment, the oft-overlooked constitutional provision that’s become the philosophical underpinning of opposition to everything—from bank bailouts to federal gun laws to the new health care bill. Among the speakers were the author of The South Was Right; a man who’d done time for evading taxes while running a gold and silver “bank”; and Roy Moore, the former Alabama Supreme Court justice who lost his robes after refusing to remove a giant Ten Commandments from his courthouse.

The odd man out was Michael Boldin, the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center

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