Tea party and sedition
The irony of the tea party pointing to the philosophy of our Founding Fathers in pursuit of their antigovernment agenda beggars description.
Alexander Hamilton clearly states in the Federalist that “it will always be far more easy for the state governments to encroach upon the national authorities than for the national government to encroach upon the state authorities” (such as in the case of the Arizona immigration law).
The Federalist also is full of cautions and strategies to be applied against factions. How could tea party supporters possibly rationalize their violent, disrespectful and disingenuous attack on the fabric of this great nation, especially when using the writings of men who explicitly warned against dangers such as they represent? Is it patriotism or sheer rebelliousness, greed and hatred that rages in their veins?
In Hamilton’s day, they’d be imprisoned for sedition. katHerine eDmiSton firstname.lastname@example.org