A relatively small semi-liberal faction within the Tea Party movement is moving to preempt the new congress from taking up any social issues in the coming term, despite the already-declared war on traditional values from the Left. If these socially liberal members of the most powerful political force in America truly value the progress that has been made, they will do as the socially conservative members of the Tea Party movement and remain focused on the issues of fiscal responsibility and limited government that bring us together.
Congresswoman-elect Kristi Noem (R-SD) had been chosen by the House freshmen to represent them in a leadership post. Two positions were created so that both she and a competitor, Rep-elect Tim Scott (R-SC) could both be liaisons for the freshmen. Both Noem and Scott were favored by the Tea Party movement.
John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams and America’s sixth president, had no qualms whatsoever about an imaginary “separation of church and state” and bringing his religious convictions about slavery into the public arena. His Christian faith shone brightly in his family life, and in the U.S. House of Representatives where he worked tirelessly for years to end the immoral blight of slavery.
Senator Lisa Murkowski tells us that, unlike Rush Limbaugh, she is “not one of those who wants Obama to fail.” If President Obama’s objective is to succeed at socializing America’s health care system as well as other large chunks of our economy, and his objective is to expand the welfare state, and his objective is to diminish American power and prestige throughout the world (all of which has has made clear are his objectives), then what patriotic American in their right mind would want him to succeed?