Tea parties are a new Great Awakening
Washington Examiner (Glenn Reynolds) -
"This past weekend's National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tenn., made it clear that the Tea Party movement is part of something bigger: America's Third Great Awakening.
"America's prior Great Awakenings, in the 18th and 19th centuries, were religious in nature. Unimpressed with self-serving, ossified and often corrupt religious institutions, Americans responded with a bottom-up reassertion of faith and independence.
"This time, it's different. It's not America's churches and seminaries that are in trouble: It's America's politicians and parties. They've grown corrupt, venal and out-of-touch with the values, and the people, whom they're supposed to represent. So the people, once again, are reasserting themselves."
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Thoughts on the National Tea Party Convention and Sarah Palin
RedState.com - Blogger Erick Erickson attended this weekend's National Tea Party Convention and witnessed Sarah Palin's keynote address on Saturday night - and here, shares his candid thoughts on both.