As an original Tea Party organizer in Los Angeles, it has been a wonderful pleasure to watch the movement grow here, in Southern California and across the nation. Yet, for many of us, there was a desire to be more than one-dimensional. Rallies are important, but they are not everything. To move a message of The Four Basics, as I call them – The Constitution, Capitalism, Fiscal Responsibility and Smaller Government – takes an approach that engages all types of media.
Amongst the Pasadena Patriots, one of the finest tea party groups in America, this push to engage popular culture has led to the creation of a new TV series: “Courage, New Hampshire – the Travails of Sarah Pine.”
Created by Pasadena Patriots co-Founder Jonathan Wilson, and farmer/entrepreneur/activist James Patrick Riley, “Courage, New Hampshire” shares a look at the colonies before they decided to declare their independence from King George. The objective, according to Riley, as reported in The Hollywood Reporter (and picked up by Drudge Report):
“I’d like to concentrate on some of the regular folk who made the Revolution possible….mix the narrative tension of The Sopranos and the redemptive, heroic American exceptionalism of Frank Capra.”
In the comments on The Hollywood Reporter website, not all of the comments are negative, but more than a few go after the overtly religious elements in the series. One of the comments states: