North of Seattle Atheists & Agnostics Message Board › The Tea Partiers seek ‘deeply religious’ elected officials,
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David E. Campbell, an associate professor of political science at Notre Dame, and Robert D. Putnam, a professor of public policy at Harvard, have done the research to tell us where the Tea Party really came from.
The Tea Partiers seek ‘deeply religious’ elected officials, approve of religious leaders’ engaging in politics and want religion brought into political debates. The Tea Party’s generals may say their overriding concern is a smaller government, but not their rank and file, who are more concerned about putting God in government.”
Campbell and Putnam say 40 percent of Americans now dislike the movement. It is even less popular than much maligned groups like ‘atheists’ and ‘Muslims.’ Interestingly, one group that approaches it in unpopularity is the Christian Right.”
Americans may want smaller government, but they aren’t willing to get there on a theocratic bandwagon.