One of the local evening drive time (self-described) “fiscal conservatives, social liberals” radio hosts attempted to describe the tea party earlier this week.
He said he thought it was about fiscal responsibility.
I think his description missed the mark. But, it made me think about it.
I think the tea party is generally people with libertarian sensibilities.
I believe the tea party is about liberty and restraining government, and others, from impeding liberty.
Fiscal responsibility is just one aspect of restraining government from impeding on liberty. That made me think about what a “fiscal conservative, social liberal” is. More on that in the next post.