Westmoreland Tea Partiers Warn of Socialism
Napsha, Joe, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Faithful supporters of the tea party movement were served a heavy dose of its message at a rally Saturday in Penn Township, where speakers said that the government is sliding toward socialism, led by a president bent on spending the United States into bankruptcy while shredding the Constitution.
"In 20 years, we have taken the greatest nation in the world, and they're flushing it down the toilet. It's the beginning of a socialist dictatorship," Jeff Kuhner, a columnist for The Washington Times, told more than 3,000 people at the Southwest Pennsylvania T.E.A. Party Rally at the Greensburg-Jeanette Regional Airport. T.E.A. stands for Taxed Enough Already.
In order to prevent the nation from continuing down the road to communism, Kuhner said, "we have to wage political guerrilla warfare. We have to organize, mobilize and vote like we have never voted before. "
Kuhner criticized the health-care reform law, which President Obama signed after it passed Congress, as Obama's plan for communist- like control. The president, whom Kuhner dubbed the "trillion- dollar man" because of government spending, did so despite strong opposition from the public, he added.
"They've nationalized your body. The government owns it," he told the rally. …