Sunday, June 12, 2011

That's the difference between the Tea Party and the John Birch Society?

On policy issues, not much. Here is a sampling of stances held by the John Birch Society:There are a few areas where the JBS might not be in accord with the Tea Party: immigration and the Federal Reserve. But some national Republicans (Ron Paul) are on board with them, and lots at the state level.

The JBS has a problem with various international organizations, but that aspect of their policy stance seems muted these days.

Of interest the JBS was a co-sponsor of the annual CPAC gathering this year. A gathering that was Tea Party - dense. Now the Tea Party is a diffuse set of self-proclaimed independent chapters, each with a slightly different outlook, so you can't say that everybody in the Tea Party movement agrees with the JBS, but it's safe to say that a majority does.


If mommy is a commie then you gotta turn her in...

By Anonymous e. nonee moose, at 6/13/2011 7:34 AM  

You forgot, "Believe that socialists in the government are destroying the country."

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/13/2011 6:38 PM  

You forgot, "Believe that socialists in the government are destroying the country despite all evidence to the contrary."


By Anonymous Death Panel Truck, at 6/13/2011 11:27 PM  

Tea Party: Legal immigrants are welcomed and accepted. Illegal aliens are not.

JBS: Immigration should be stopped. Immigrants are unwelcome.

However, since the tea parties are about fiscal conservativism, on which both agree, not about immigration, there is common ground.

But this entire post falls victim to the "Hitler's dog" fallacy. Hitler loved dogs. Therefore, therre isn't much difference between people who love dogs and Hitler.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/14/2011 6:04 PM  

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