I checked out the racist pictures (proported to be from Tea Parties) on the NAACP website and they were awful. I do not know if the protestors (with racially charged signs) were in fact part of the Tea Party movement, but if so they must be condemned. and I condemn all forms of racism, even when voiced or exhibited by a Black person.
Yet, it is unfortunate that the NAACP pointed out only one organization to censor as racist. Vice President Biden agreed that the Tea Party is not racist in itself and stated that the President also does not believe that this is true. BUT I am reminded of the scripture that says that judgment must BEGIN at the house of God. We must be righteous ourselves and give no reason for others not to truly HEAR the Tea Party message. But that message must come from a people who judge themselves FIRST. Our message is a good and noble message. We would be better off as a country if we had and I quote:
-As our founding fathers recognized limited government is necessary to protect the liberties of the people.
-Government at all levels must live within its means. To saddle future generations with the crushing burden of our excess spending is unconscionable.
-Liberty is unsustainable without responsibility. Each citizen must take responsibility for the consequences of his or her own actions while respecting the rights and dignity of others.
The Rule of Law
-Consistent, independent and uniform application of the law is critical to a free and prosperous society.
-We must maintain a strong national defense, effective security for our borders, and sole control over our land and our laws.
I would hate to see this message contaminated with the mixed message of racism.
I am aware of the tactics used to isolate, demonize and slowly pick off the strongest from your opponent's ranks so that one wins at ALL cost. I believe this is being attempted as a tactic to use against the Tea Party. Unfortunately, we have to deal with it head on. But in doing so we purify OUR ranks by making sure that the message is not lost in the hearts and minds of the American people. We MUST win in November. Our future as a country hangs in the balance.