I just received this e-mail from Andrew Matthews of the Capital District Tea Party.
Dear Professor Langbert,
I am a member of the Capital Dist. Tea Party Patriots and while checking on Rhinebeck area Teaparty movement I came across your name and decided to read your Blog. I usually do not like the term "expert" mostly used by reporters. But I am really proud to say that you really are an expert on what you write!
I came from India in 1973 and on the very first day in the country, after watching the evening news (October 1st, 1973) I decided to be a strong critic of America's mainstream press because of the "America hatred" I sensed in their report. They have been highly successful in turning the entire country against Republicans and our free-market system because of the only one sinner in America at that time - Richard Nixon! I have been a peaceful political activist ever since.
I have seven blogs which have not been updated lately because of lack of time. Taxracket.blogspot.com is one of them.
If you ever decide to run for any national political office you can count on my vote. Keep up the great work.
May I also give you one of my quotes? Years ago I was trying to explain to plain average people what POLITICS is all about and why every one has a personal interest in taking part in it. Finally I came up with the following truth.
"POLITICS has only two purposes, (1) To protect what you have and (2) To TAKE what other have!"
At the core anything else humans do we can detect either of these two motives. If you are running for any office please make this your clarion call!