“The Rise of the New Right,” which airs at 7:00 p.m. ET tomorrow night, will stun you with what’s happening to this country. You’ll never again believe that this so-called Tea Party movement is just about taxes, deficits or Obamacare. No – what you’ll see is far more like the original tea party up in Boston, the one that previewed our war against the British. Look at the Gadsden flag that they wield, that warning of “Don’t Tread on Me” with its coiled rattlesnake. In 1776, it served as a warning to those who threatened America from abroad. Today, it’s being waved in contempt of our honestly-elected American government in Washington. Listen to Rush Limbaugh spur on the New Right by calling the government in Washington a “regime.” Or listen to Orly Taitz, the leader of the Birthers, call the president “illegitimate.” Listen to militiamen on guard against “tyranny” here on the Potomac, and you’ll get the full force of what’s happening. This isn’t about what the tax rate should be. It’s an argument about whether the federal government deserves to be toppled like tyrannies or illegitimate regimes throughout history. It’s not the talk of politics, but of revolution. These people in the Tea Party movement, in the militia movement, the “Birther” movement, the patriot moment … they are all moving in the same direction. They are not Republicans, or at least they are not the Republicans that you and I grew up with. The New Right doesn’t want a stronger role in government, a stronger foreign policy, or even a more conservative social policy. Government is not a problem that needs fixing, as Ronald Reagan said: In the hearts of the New Right, government is the enemy. Listen to Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, Michele Bachmann, Orly Taitz, and Rand Paul, and you hear of a Washington that has usurped authority, of a president who is not one of us, of a Congress that needs to be investigated for treason, and of a country that has been taken over and needs to be taken back. The voices you’ll hear speak for themselves. The guns you see, the semi-automatic weapons, are the arms of those who see the government of the United States as the looming tower of tyranny. If I can put it as bluntly as possible, catch “The Rise of the New Right” tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. and you’ll suddenly get why we’re seeing men wearing guns at political rallies for the first time. See preview and Web-exclusive videos here.
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