By Tom Quiner
This is the way our system works:
Teachers want more money for schools (and salaries, of course).
Defense contractors want more money for defense.
Social justice advocates want more money for welfare and society’s safety net.
Planned Parenthood wants more money for abortions.
Senior citizens want more money for Social Security and Medicare.
AIDs advocates want more money for AIDs research.
Lovers of the Tipton Kangaroo Rat want more money for enforcement of the Endangered Species Act.
We have created a system of governance in America with an endless list of groups with their hands out asking taxpayers for money for their causes.
Some of them are very good.
Some of them are very bad. It depends on your perspective, I guess.
That’s why the Tea Party movement is so weird. They don’t want anything.
They don’t want taxpayers to hand out money for their pet project. In fact, they want taxpayers to hand out less money to these causes.
They want government to live within its means.
They want government to be governed by the Constitution rather than special interests.
No wonder the Democratic Party tries to portray them as being weird.
No wonder our Founding Fathers would love them.