A National Mission for the Tea Party Movement


When the United States Supreme Court redefines “marriage” to include same-sex partners, the Tea Party movement will reach a crossroads that will define its future, and if it is to have one.

Perhaps you’re unwilling to accept the premise of the previous sentence, and believe it should begin with “If” rather than “When.” Fair enough. But keep in mind the ABC’s of political reality reference same-sex marriage:

A. President Obama has 3.5 more years to serve as the person responsible for appointing Supreme Court Justices. He is likely to have at least one, and perhaps more, appointees.

B. Progressives pushing same-sex marriage in the context of “gay rights” will push that agenda until same-sex marriage is recognized in all 50 states. After all, Harry Truman was the first President to propose nationalized medicine. Progressives are patient and they are relentless.

C. The G.O.P. is well on the way to surrendering on the issue and moving toward acquiescence with, if not overt support of, a nationwide approval of same-sex marriage.

(The  logical next move in the fundamental transformation of marriage will be multiple-partners marriage, since the basic arguments for same-sex marriage largely apply to a case in support of multiple-partners.)

Meanwhile, the Tea Party lacks a clear raison d’être to organize to a degree that requires cooperation and communication between Tea Party organizations across the nation – at all levels.

Its effort to slow the erosion of the U.S. economy by electing new House members in 2010 has yielded disappointing results. The new conservative Republican Senators don’t represent the critical mass needed to bring fiscal sanity to the Federal budget.

Meanwhile, Democrats are united. And Republicans are divided. Who do you think will prevail?

The Republican leadership in both the House and Senate wear shoes bearing the scuff marks from kicking the fiscal can down the road.

So, what national effort would galvanize the Tea Party movement and find support from across the nation?

When the United States Supreme Court redefines “marriage” as including same-sex couples, the Tea Party movement launches a pre-planned campaign to amend the Constitution to codify the long-standing traditional definition of marriage as between one-man and one-woman. The Tea Party leads.

Impossible? No. Difficult? Yes. But not impossible.

The Constitution defines four roads to an amendment:

(1) Proposed by convention of states, ratified by state conventions – never done,

(2) Proposed by convention of states, ratified by state legislatures – never done,

(3) Proposed by Congress, ratified by state conventions – only done once,

(4) Proposed by Congress, ratified by state legislatures – used with all other amendments.

Today, options (1) and (2) are doable, but difficult; (3) and (4) are all but impossible.

And, since more than one amendment can be considered, perhaps it’s time for the Tea Party to lead the battle for a Balanced Federal Budget Amendment. Who else is going to undertake it?

Something bold is required from patriots as the nation fades away. If it doesn’t come from the Tea Party, who will do it?

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Since 2007, Cary has written hundreds of articles and blogs for several conservative websites including the American Thinker and (in 2010 as Archy Cary) for Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism and Big Government. Cary’s writing has been quoted on national television (Sean Hannity) and on nationally syndicated radio (Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin). His work is cited in Jerome Corsi’s book The Obama Nation and in Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny. Along with Levin, Cary wrote an introduction to Sharron Angle’s book Right Angle. Two of his articles have also appeared on the DRUDGE REPORT, and in the on-line news source Real Clear Politics.