Perhaps those Tea Bag attendees were not a bunch of redneck racists, but actually were just concerned over what our government is becoming and that more government is maybe not the answer. A government that started to get fat under Bush and the Republicans, and is now getting obese under the Democrats. So this story below was just too much to pass up and not post, and is a perfect example:
“Dead People Get Stimulus Checks” and not a couple, but THOUSANDS adding up to “millions” of dollars. Well, at least even the dead folks get some cold cash.
Now we’re talking a national health care program for tens of millions of people. I have one question, with the current budget (both a Democrat and Republican creation), how on earth do we pay for health coverage for millions of people WITHOUT raising taxes, and not just on the evil rich people, but everyone? Remember back when everyone was up in arms over the billions (chump change today) being spent in Iraq? I was one of them.
I guess we can put our heads in the sand and just assume the government will take care of it and knows what it’s doing… somehow I am not filled with a lot of confidence on that.
Call me crazy.
Now, some interesting questions about our founding and the principles of limited government, which, were very important to both Federalists and Non-Federalists. Yes, the Nationalists wanted a strong central government and an executive branch (yes, an oversimplification). But the Constitution was intended to “limit” the government. It stated what it could do and only what it could do. And of course, the Non-Federalists were very concerned about what a strong central government and a too powerful executive branch could become.
I do think it is unfortunate that many Tea Bag folks seem to talk about the Founders and the Federalist, yet they should be reading the Anti-Federalist’s papers instead.
Here’s an interesting Question, would today’s Republicans be the Anti-Federalists and the Democrats Federalists? After all, Jefferson was a Anti-Federalist and Hamilton a Federalists. If they were alive today, I would think Jefferson a Democrat and Hamilton for sure a Republican…right? Or wrong?