By DEXTER DUGGAN
PHOENIX — Where’s the Tea Party conservative political movement headed? Events can turn on a dime these days. Is the Tea Party a spent force? Or does it have a future you can bank on?
When curiosity about the answers arises from state to state, local conditions enter into the evaluation, as well as the difficulty of getting an accurate view if many avenues of communication are distorted.
Moreover, the rise of worldwide Islamist terrorism injects deadly new uncertainties in life, politically and on every other front, and potentially on every doorstep.
On November 20 Fox News, citing Arizona’s porous border with Mexico, reported, “Phoenix flagged as potential ‘hotbed’ for terror recruiting.”
Alert Americans fear how accessible their country is to foreign terrorists.
However, the establishment elite of both major U.S. political parties and Big Business, as well as lobbying groups including the Arizona Catholic Conference and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, have a sorry record of opposing the strengthening of border security being given priority.
Improving border security has been a major Tea Party aim, but so far the bishops and their allies have had their reckless way on this issue instead. … Continue Reading