To the chagrin of the mainstream media, Joseph Farah, the editor-in-chief of the popular WorldNetDaily website, questioned President Obama's citizenship at the Nashville Tea Party Convention. Farah said if he is "obsessed" with Obama's birth certificate, the truth is, he is obsessed with the US Constitution, and he urged Americans to take back our cultural institutions. Sarah Palin prepares to deliver the keynote address at the Convention, and explains why she agreed to speak in an Op-Ed.
To a cheering crowd of about 600, Farah said this:
We're in trouble in America. We're losing our moral bearings. We're losing our respect for the rule of law...We're broke. We're dispirited. We're scared."
It's our duty that those of us who believe in God, liberty, security and responsibility that He represents -- and only He represents -- to...begin another long march through the cultural institutions...it's not enough to criticize these institutions. They need to be taken over, redeemed, reborn."
Farah said he believed establishing lineage was important for leaders, using Jesus’ genealogical ties to King David as an example....This report from the LATimes insists that the President has already produced his "birth certificate."
Farah went on to urge tea party activists to think beyond winning congressional elections in November and “take over not only the political institutions, but the cultural institutions, like the press, the entertainment industry, the universities, and yes the churches.”Sarah Palin has been criticized by other Tea Partiers for joining the Nashville National Tea Party Convention because she is receiving a speaker's fee and the Convention's organizers hope to make a profit to be used for their local Tea Party organization. Earlier this week, Palin addressed why she is speaking:
“Are you ready to engage in a cultural war after we take back Congress?”
“Yes!” the crowd yelled back.
Recently, some have tried to portray this movement as a commercial endeavor rather than the grassroots uprising that it is. Those who do so don't understand the frustration everyday Americans feel when they see their government mortgaging their children's future with reckless spending. The spark of patriotic indignation that inspired those who fought for our independence and those who marched peacefully for civil rights has ignited once again. You can't buy such a sentiment. You can't AstroTurf it. It springs from love of country and the knowledge that we can make a difference if we just stand up and stand together.Take a look at the video below, featuring an American Patriot who participates in his local Tea Party group and is working to bring American goods to Tea Party events.
I thought long and hard about my participation in this weekend's event. At the end of the day, my decision came down to this: It's important to keep faith with people who put a little bit of their faith in you. Everyone attending this event is a soldier in the cause. Some of them will be driving hundreds of miles to Nashville. I made a commitment to them to be there, and I am going to honor it.