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Why This Book Matters:
Strangers in Their Own Land explains the feelings of The Tea Party in Louisiana, and why they believe what they believe.
The Big Takeaways:
- Like the Tea Party in Louisiana, people tend to vote against their own interests.
- If The poor state of Louisiana often votes against aid.
- Louisianan politicians praise oil often.
- However, the oil industry, in reality, is no real help to Louisiana.
- Members of The Tea Party in Louisiana don’t receive any validation from federal officials.
- People of The Tea Party in Louisiana believe they are some of the hardest workers who don’t get the recognition they deserve.
- Members or The Tea Party also think that the people of the United States drag their name through the dirt.
- Tea Party members feel as if they are the butt of every joke in America, even though they see themselves as America’s backbone.
- We, as individuals, must try to understand why people feel the way they do.
- Even if someone’s beliefs are far out of line from what we believe, we have to consider the reason behind their stance.
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