TEA PARTY DISCOVERY #5: Identity Crisis
The Tea Party members should consider reading the Constitution and Federalist Papers to better align their stated mission and values with their guiding documents.
Have pity for these lost souls and kindly direct them to review their core values. I would like to emphasize an excerpt from the Federalist Papers, #85 as evidence.
The judgments of many must unite in the work; Experience must guide their labor; Time must bring it to perfection; . . . ought to put them upon their guard against. . . military despotism of a victorious demagogue . . . I know that powerful individuals, in this and in other States, are enemies to a general National Government in every possible shape.
If we can get Tea Party members to accept and understand that these words serve as a part of their philosophy, it would help. These words highlight three key points:
- Collective bargaining that involves time and experience is an underlying principle of the Constitution of The United States of America.
- The Tea Party needed to be more vigilant in watching for John Kasich, the demagogue.
- Alexander Hamilton tried to warn us in 1787 that powerful individuals like the Koch Brothers are bad news “in every possible shape.”
So the next time you encounter a Tea Party member at a rally and they try to engage you in a shouting match, gently remind them that they have no idea what they are talking about and hand them a copy of their Mission, Core Values, and Philosophy, and a copy of the Constitution of the United States and Federalist Papers. Remind them that you are a citizen of Ohio, of the United States of America, and that you, like them, are a responsible taxpayer, and you, like them, are The People.
Then smile, hand them your No on SB5 button, and welcome them to your side.