Richard Viguerie: Tea Party Represents Revolt of the Middle Class, Unfettered New Force
April 16, 2010
CULPEPER, Va., (christiansunite.com) -- Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, told hundreds today at the Constitutional Tea Party's April 15th rally at Yowell Meadows Park in Historic Culpeper, Virginia their activism could be America's last chance to restore the Founding Fathers' vision for America.
"The Tea Parties are an unfettered new force of the middle class tapping into the anger and disappointment felt not only towards Republicans and Democrats, but most major American institutions such as Wall Street, education, Hollywood, the media, big labor, and others who have betrayed their public trust," said Viguerie.
"This new force, unlike most conservative leaders, is unfettered by old relationships and ties," said Viguerie.
Viguerie expressed his belief that the principles and philosophy championed by the Tea Parties constitute a fourth leg of the conservative movement.
"For 35 years, the conservative movement has made do with three legs -- foreign policy, social conservatism, and fiscal conservatism," reflected Viguerie. "It may take ten years, but this revolt of the middle class is the fourth leg the conservative movement has been waiting for."
"God may have given America one last chance to restore the vision of our Founding Fathers and empower citizens over their government," stated Viguerie.
Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine) and one of the "conservatives of the century" (The Washington Times). He is the author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause.