Advice to Tea Partiers for expanding liberty

The Cato Institute’s John Samples, author of The Struggle to Limit Government, offers advice to those affiliated with the Tea Parties:

  1. Republicans aren’t always your friends.
  2. Some tea partiers like big government.*
  3. Democrats aren’t always your enemies.
  4. Smaller government demands restraint abroad.
  5. Leave social issues to the states.

(Via Reason.tv)

*See, for example,  Leviathan on the Right, by Michael Tanner, and The Republican Spending Explosion by Veronique de Rugy

See also this New York Times article, Poll Finds Tea Party Backers Wealthier and More Educated, April 14 2010.

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