The Tea Party v. Alexander Hamilton
I usually do not write much about the Tea Party "movement" because, well, it is stupid, ignorant, and in my view, not particularly relevant. But digby pulls a Tea Partier quote from a Greenberg report on the Tea Partiers that is stunning in its "up is downism" --
We donít need any fresh ideas. It is fresh ideas that have gotten into this mess. All the ideas we need can be found in an 8 page document, itís the Constitution; if you need to go beyond that just look at the Federalist papers. We donít need any fresh ideas.
The ignorance of how the Constitutional Convention came to be, what it did and what the Federalist Papers and the Founding Fathers achieved is truly amazing. The real heroes of the Tea Partiers from the Founding Era should be the anti-Federalists, not the Federalists, who argued for the views now espoused by the Tea Partiers. The Tea Partiers should abhor the Federalist Papers, and, especially, one of its principal authors, Alexander Hamilton. Consider Hamilton's famous defense of the First Bank of the United States:
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