Monday, February 8, 2010

Tea Party Foreign Policy

Fox News Sunday featured and interview with Sarah Palin in the wake of her appearance at the Tea Party convention in Nashville.

In one of the clips they featured, Palin had this to say:

"Treating this like a mere law enforcement matter places our country at great risk," she said. "To win that war, we need a commander-in-chief, not a professor of law standing at the lectern."

Palin, in a pre-taped interview with "Fox News Sunday" earlier in Nashville, said the way Obama is approaching national security is causing an "uneasiness" among many Americans.

"We are in war," Palin said.
I am wholeheartedly in agreement with the Tea Party principles of smaller and smarter federal government. One that taxes less and, more importantly, spends less. By and large, these have the been the issues at the forefront of the Tea Party movement. If the Tea Party becomes nothing more than the next platform for the disastrous neoconservative foreign policy of the Bush years then they'll have to count me out.

I have also argued against civilian trials for terror suspects, but Palin seems to be arguing a larger point and hinting that Palin '12 could mean no end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I know there are some that see the contradiction in simultaneously arguing for smaller government and enormous military expenditures, but judging by the reaction to Palin's speech those folks hadn't made it to Nashville.


Dad29 said...

Levin has his shorts all in a bundle; he seems to like the TR/Wilson/BushI/BushII "globocop" thing and he proclaims that to be a 'Constitutional mandate' of some sort.

Yah, well.

Anonymous said...

Neocons ARE hijacking the Tea Party Movement, through people like John Press of the Brooklyn Tea Party, a shill radical Zionism. Watch out for the term "Culturism." It's an ideology that claims the supposed majority culture--whatever the Culturists define as the majority culture--has the right to further entrench itself by force. The US Constitution doesn't privilege cultures any more than it does religions or political parties.