strands of the far right

By Sarah Posner and Julie Ingersoll:

The Tea Party movement emerges out of the confluence of different strands of the far right, including Christian Reconstructionism.

The militia movement and Christian Reconstructionism both contend that our current civil government, most especially the federal government, is illegitimate: that it has overreached the limits of its divinely ordained authority, and that it continues to do so.

Many in the militia movement, the Tea Party Movement, and Christian Reconstruction also share the view that civil government should be reformed according to the dictates of biblical law.