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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Nullification in the NY Times

A fair reference to Tom Woods in the NY Times? And on states rights and nullification? Amazing: “Everything we’ve tried to keep the federal government confined to rational limits has been a failure, an utter, unrelenting failure — so why not try something else?” said Thomas E. Woods Jr., a senior fellow at the Ludwig…

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NYTimes: 10th Amendment Really Just a Plot By Big Health Insurance

As it so often does, the New York Times gave much-deserved credit to its readership’s intelligence Monday, with an article describing the brewing battle over health care “reform” at the state level as the work of insidious insurance lobbyists, who have apparently been plotting for years to derail the ever-shifting corporatist giveaway known as ObamaCare.…

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Tenthers: We’re Making Some Noise

Even the New York Times (which was kind to me and the Tenth Amendment Center in a few articles this past year) thinks that we “Tenthers” have been garnering some attention of late. In his “Buzzwords of 2009” article, Grant Barrett considers less than 50 words, including “Government Motors,” “Octomom,” “Public Option,” and our beloved…

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