JWill
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JWill asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

Do Tea Partiers oppose the existence of corporations ?

or patent laws or the licensing requirements of doctors?

These all seem like Government restrictions on the free market, but I haven't heard anyone speak out against them yet.

Why are these laws accepted by proponents of limited government, especially the "government is the problem" voters?

Update:

So the tea party isn't pro-free market, anti-government intervention? Well, thank you for the education. *Rolls eyes.*

Update 2:

There is absolutely gray area here. I'm just wondering where you draw the line and why it's drawn there.

Update 3:

These are all government interventions that tend to benefit the upper class. I'm wondering if that's part of the reasoning they are considered such necessary interventions (by some).

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  • 8 years ago

    The fallacy of this line of argument that is that it is assumed if Tea Parties or others oppose some regulation, if they don't oppose all regulation, they are somehow hypocrites or wrong in their opposing any regulation.

    Your view of corporations says more about your views on the subject than of Tea Partiers or Conservatives in general. They have absolutely no problem with corporations. Corporations have been around for hundreds of years. All the structure does is take on some legal liability from the officers or workers of the corporation. It is NOT some government imposed restriction on free-market Capitalism. In fact, without corporations, there would be much Capitalism.

    Conservatives are OK with some regulation. Part of this is due to what limited government actually means. It means, besides specific powers given to the government by the Constitution, the proper role of government is to protect the (Natural) rights and liberties of it's citizens (10th Amendment). Protection of patent laws is a specific power of Congress, enumerated in the Constitution, of the US government.

    I haven't given much thought on licensing of doctors, but it is handled more by the private medical community. It establishes accreditation for doctors (public safety) so state governments sign on. Being that it's done on a state by state basis anyway, that's not in any conflict with over-steps in federal government powers (again, 10th Amendment). The complaints by Conservatives of government over-regulation or "government being the problem" is all about the federal government.

  • 8 years ago

    TEA stands for "Taxed enough already". It's about TAXES.

    Why is this so hard to understand?

    The party incorporates people from different political backgrounds who simply agree on lower taxes.

    Some TEA partiers may be libertarian and be opposed to government restrictions.

    Others will not.

  • 8 years ago

    " Tea Party " is an acronym for " Taxed Enough Already " and harks back to the excessive taxation of Tyrannical King much like we have now

    If you had asked an adult , they would have been able to tell you what the " Tea Party " stands for

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    you seem to be a little confused . the tea party is entirely FUNDED by the zionist agenda of greed of wall street , corporations , and the bankers . they created it to spread the idea that robbing the middle class working man blind and turning him into an economic slave , was a good thing .

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  • Kyle
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    Why do you act like their is no gray area? Some restrictions can exist, this doesn't mean you should be strangling the business.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    You really don't know what the Tea Party is about.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    It's time you research the TEA Party and learn something before making false accusations.

  • Ranger
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Not if the Tea Partier gets to own the corporations. We are only against the ones we don't own.

    Source(s): Tea Party Member
  • ?
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Certainly NOT!

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