Friday, March 19, 2010

Tea Party No Longer Pledges the Allegiance: "The American Experiment is Over"

How's this for nutty rhetoric?

St. Louis Tea Party Founder Bill Hennessy earlier today:
Today, the House of Representatives voted 222-203 to dispense with yea and nay voting on the most important laws. That action effectively ends the contract between the United States and the People. “Screw you, America. We’re Congress. We’ll do whatever the hell we want. And you’ll gladly pay for it, you swine!”

But if Congress cut the ties to the contract WE wrote, aren’t we, the people, free from any obligations to the federal government? It would seem that we are citizens of our states and we owe no allegiance, legal or moral, to the government in Washington...Now, what do we do about it?
And in a different post:
It would seem that the American Experiment is over. It’s time to choose between freedom and tyranny, and no one will be spared the decision.
So decision one: Do we give up? Or do we storm Capitol Hill?
Wow, if that's how he reacts when a Democratically elected legislative body votes to provide 30 million people with health insurance, I'd hate to see what happens when someone messes up his order at Starbucks!


  1. Agreed, this is very scary. This is once again a regrettable situation in which conservatives have resisted majority rules. Clearly the majority of the House of Representatives want the health care bill; Nancy Polosi is just using a method to let that be the outcome. In Florida in 2000, the majority of the voters wanted Al Gore (3,000 mistaken votes for Pat Buchanan), yet SCOTUS ruled for Bush/Cheney. And perhaps the most egregious recent violation of majority rule was that very election (2000) when Al Gore received a half million more popular votes than George Bush and was not elected.

    Arthur Lieber

  2. It can be helpful to remember the current health care bill amounts to basic fixes in the individual health insurance market. Not the life insurance market, not the car insurance market, and nothing whatsoever relevant to national defense, education, the banking system, interstate tariffs, or even enfranchisement. Health insurance.

    And people (including some elected ones) use this occasion to rumble about secession and civil war. Jefferson Davis would likely be ashamed.