People in the Tea Party Movement are individualists. If we are for something or against something, it is because our experience and principles have taught us to take that position. But, for now, we all face a common enemy that transcends our differences.
The HBO miniseries John Adams did a great job of dramatizing the serious struggles the representatives of the thirteen original colonies had in approving and signing the Declaration of Independence. The differences these colonies had with each other were not minor. But they eventually recognized that they faced a bigger issue, and the only way they could address it was to, for a time, put their other serious issues aside.
The Join, or Die. AGAIN. slogan will not get anyone to change positions or principles. It is to remind us that we must stand united against the left’s relentless attempts to change us from a constitutional republic. Unless we do Join, or Die. AGAIN, they will be successful.
As the 2010 elections get closer, I anticipate resposting various versions of this message. In Tx-17, this slogan could easily be modified to say Join, or Chet. AGAIN.