I agree with Ron Paul’s comments on the Tea Party Movement and so do a lot of people I know in the grassroots movements. We will not be hijacked by individuals, groups or political parties. We must do the opposite, take the power away from the ruling class and give it back to the citizens. If we allow our movements to be hijacked we become no better than the enemies of the Constitution and individual liberty. That is not to say that we need some order and leadership. Without it we are nothing but a chaotic group that verges on group anarchy.
There must be some rules and boundaries yet everyone who attends meetings and expresses their ideas and opinions must be allowed to do so with respect and understanding no matter how we may think about the opinions or the people who express them. We can agree to disagree on the nuances and the methods of achieving our goals just as the founders did but must not lose sight of why we exist. History shows our founders did not get along most of the time, there were personality conflicts, strong willed men advancing their own agendas and positions many thought were ridiculous in the context of history yet out of that came the second greatest written words in history, the Constitution.