The Tea Party has been operating in high gear during its entire three-year history. Like St. Francis waiting to arrive in heaven, the Tea Party needs no major adjustment in what it is doing to respond to ObamaCare. It will continue to work to restore limited government by ensuring that only citizen-legislators and leaders who are faithful to the Constitution get elected to office, and that career legislators who repeatedly vote to increase the size and reach of government while increasing the enormousness of our debt get returned home to re-enter the private sector.
If past is prologue, the Tea Party's short history also makes perfectly clear what it will do in the future:
In 2009, the Tea Party delivered stunning victories to Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.
In 2010, the Tea Party delivered a tsunami of new citizen-legislators to both Houses of U.S. Congress, and to State Houses all across the country.
In 2012, the Tea Party helped deliver a staggering defeat to the (formerly) powerful opponents of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, displaying for all the country to see that smaller government does indeed work for the benefit of all, except for those who seek to engineer society to their own liking through heavy-handed command-and-control tactics.
The fruits of the Tea Party's hard work are self-evident. The movement's trajectory has not changed and doesn't need to change in order to respond to this SCOTUS ruling. As far the Tea Party's short-, medium-, and long-range goals are concerned, SCOTUS is, in a way, inconsequential
ObamaCare is merely one symptom of a much larger problem: Washington's political aristocracy.
The Ruling Class in Washington -- a cadre of legislators, their staffs, members of the executive branch, lobbyists, union leaders, chief executives of for-profits and nonprofits, and elitist members of media and academia -- is the problem. The aristocracy's hubris and cronyism were the catalyst for the Tea Party movement from the start. These statists are convinced that they know what is best for all the rest of us, and that the country is better off if they are free to micromanage us.
A recent Rasmussen Poll shows just how detached the political aristocracy is from We the People:
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