Questions and Answers
Does anyone follow the Tea Party Movement enough to be able to explain it to me in some detail? I am supposed to be writing a 6 page essay about the Movement, answering questions given by the professor, but after reading 6 of the 11 articles given to us I still don't understand anything because they're so full of political jargon. Here are the questions:
"Is the Tea Party a reflection of Hofstadter’s right-wing “paranoid style of politics?” Who are the members of the Tea Party? What motivates them? Is it racism? Do they even understand the circumstances surrounding the group’s namesake, the Boston Tea Party? What role did Glenn Beck play in all of this? Do Tea Party advocates really hate government social programs? Or is this really about who they see as worthy of receiving government benefits? Or is something else behind it entirely?
Finally, now that the Tea Party has elected members to Congress, has anything really changed? Or are politicians just going about business as usual? Is the Tea Party a national or regional movement? Do Americans believe in the Tea Party movement today?"
I've managed to figure out that, in general, it's accepted that they don't understand their namesake, and most members are conservative or "ultraconservative." Help?
There is clearly an anti Tea Party bias in how the questions are asked. I have no idea who Hafstadter is but he has nothing to do with it.
The Tea Party revolution more or less began in 2008 when Bush and Democrat controlled (both houses of ) Congress started accellerating the rate of largesse and wasted spending on things like TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) and other "bailouts". The movement coalesced in early 2009 when Obama and the Democratic Congress doubled down, more than once, on the mistakes with more bailouts, "stimulus" spending and pork. As a side note: one of Obama's promises was that if the "stimulus" went through that unemployment would stay under 8%. Since its passage – unemployment has been between 9 and 11%.
The name of the movement is a compilation of the anger that early Americans felt about a tax on Tea imposed on them – that resulted in the Boston Tea Party revolt. That concept was co-opped and the acronym TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party was adopted.
The TEA party is not really a political party. They are a caucus of members of the Republican Party sharing in common the idea that government spending is out of control. They are not necessarily looking for tax rates to be reduced, they merely want to reduce government spending to reasonable levels.
Racism? NOOOO. The only colors Tea Party members see are Green ( the color of money wasted) and Red (the color of ink used to record deficit spending)
Beck, Hannity, Rush, et al had virtually nothing to do with the rise of this movement. Local communities on a grass root level found a commonality in the govt waste and came up with the idea to have A DAY of protest – April 15th , Tax Day. There were rallies all around the country where people of like minds gathered. (In this manner that is where any similarity with the "Occupy:" protests begins and ends.). In the case of TEA party, permits were paid for and everyone left (at the end of the day) the place clean and feeling better.
Probably many of the initial organizers were Libertarians with somewhat of a network in place. Libertarians have a long history of beleiving that the role of govt is to be limited and that spending has been out of control for decades. It took the combination of Bush, Obama, Pelosi and Harry Reid to get the ball really rolling though.
Tea Party members don't hate, except overspending by their local, state and federal governments.
If you paid any attention to the 2010 election results (the first National election since Democrats 100% takeover in 2008) you would know that the TEA Party movement is NATIONAL. Supporters of Big Government spending lost in greater numbers than have been seen in a few generations. Big govt lost out in historic numbers to TEA Partiers across the nation.
Some of your questions seem to come from genuine interest to find answers but many of them are clearly from a point of view that has been corrupted by a slanted, scared and hateful media/ professor / social circle.
TEA party members clearly know the apt origin of their name and just want less govt spending and control.
I'm an anemic and choose not to take iron suppliments just natural foods and herbs and sometimes its really bad i was told that red wine helps out alot but i really want to be sure first , can anyone help me out with this, well of course helath first i know.
"Tea, coffee, or red wine; or an excess of zinc, manganese, or calcium can decrease iron absorption." This is quoted from Http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/55…
Be sure and visit this site and read for yourself. That being said, here is some more info that might help (especially for those nay-sayers when it comes to natural health alternatives).
It is ALWAYS best to get your vitamins and minerals from natural sources first. God made us that way. Some people are just afraid of things they know nothing about. Those pills the doctor prescribes? "Ferrous sulfate….can destroy vitamin E…..Ferric iron…is like rust; it is not assimilated by the body. Both Ferric and Ferrous iron, the types that are usually put in iron enriched foods, can be deposited in the liver and can cause constipation." quoted from The How to Herb Book, page 134.
The problem is, our fruits and vegetables today are raised in situations that cause a defiency of those nutrients that the body needs. Therefore, we must supplement. I do not know about wine, but I'll share with you what I do know. A diet rich in a combination of the following sources of iron will help to increase the iron in your blood and cure your anemia. SPECIAL NOTE: The consumption of Vitamin C has been known to increase the iron absorption of the foods being eaten. On the flip-side, CAFFEINE can decrease the iron absorption, so………..sacrifice will be required.
Natural Sources of iron-unsulfured blackstrap molasses (1 tbsp on toast daily-esp. For children with low iron), liver, brewers yeast, sunflower seeds, dried peas and beans, eggs, oysters, lentils, prunes, raisins, dried peaches, wole grain cereals, oatmeal, wheat germ, grapes, apricots, dates, lean meat, nuts, green vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, spinach,etc.
Herb Sources of iron-ALFALFA, Aloe, Burdock, Capsicum, Chamomile, Chickweed, Comfrey, Dandelion, Echinacea, Eyebright, Fenugreek, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Hawthorne, Hops, Horsetail, Kelp, Lobelia, Marshmallow, Mullein, Papaya, Parsley, Peppermint, Poke Root, Red Clove, Red Raspberry, Rose Hips, Rosemary, Sarsaparilla, Skullcap, Slippery Elm, Taheebo, White Oak Bark, Yarrow, Yellow Dock
Now don't tell me you can't get your iron without taking those yucky pills that make you sick! In fact, I raised my iron level to OVER 13 when I was pregnant with my second child by taking ALFALFA tabets (6 daily) that I got from Walmart. A bottle of 300 was less than $4 then. I also used molasses for my oldest daughter when her iron was low and it went up.
MY BEST ADVICE: ALFALFA and NO CAFFEINE (except on very special occasions) You don't realize how much of that stuff you get on a daily basis and all of the research has shown that it interferes with iron aborption. I can't say this enough. It is a small price to pay.
You can't go wrong if you use nature the way that God intended. But you should educate yourself in the use of herbs if you intend to treat yourself. A good source (and my favorite so far) is The How to Herb Book by Velma J. Keith and Monteen Gordon. A good book for treating children naturally is The ABC Herbal by Steven H. Horne.
I few of my friends told me when they were pregnant they drank some herbal tea and about 2 weeks of drinking it everyday they went into early labor…
Also one of them said they found in a book about pregnancy that drinking herbal tea can make you go into early labor. Make you thin out and dilate!
I was wondering because I bought some herbal tea today, is this true? Just curious is all!
Did yahoo search on herbal teas while pregnant, andyou should go there promise you that it is worth learning about when you answer a question go down on the right of screen it says do a little research and under yahoo type in herbal teas during pregnancy, in short avoidmahaung,ephedra,cohoshpennyroyal,mugrant also raspberry tea can infact induce contractions and relax the uterus, Do not drink large amounts of herbal tea during pregnancy but small tea cup of tea can help… Dandilion helps sooth belly upsetginger root with nal decongestion and naseau peppermint has been known to relief gas pains. Hope this helped some and that you learned as much as I did… Also avoid in large amounts and long periods of herbal tea drinking also red raspberry tea in a tea cup amount can help with naseau by stabalizeing the hormones. Also fleet enemas at the end of your pregnancy can also enduce contractions causing early labor.