Gun advocates claim that we'd be safer if more people had guns. I agree. In order to assure a safer more crime-free society, teachers should be armed. Students should be armed. Convenience store clerks...
Tea Party followers rail about the deluge of government spending, but you don't hear many of them volunteering to dispense with their Social Security or Medicare benefits.
An unprecedented movement is afoot to appoint bona fide deficit hawks to the appropriations committee who will rein-in the out of control spending and slash our dangerous unsustainable deficits.
The Tea Party and the Chamber of Commerce had a big night, but they also have some trouble ahead as they make the shift from campaigning to legislating.
Republicans could win this battle but lose the war. Many who end up voting for Tea Party-backed Republicans will be shocked when candidates get elected to office who don't support anything they don't find in their 19th-century view of the Constitution.
The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.
Though Tea Partiers and the radical libertarians cast themselves as defenders of the Constitution, "Firearms Freedom" laws are in fact more in tune with the Anti-Federalists, who opposed ratification of our Constitution.
The core of all democratic rights is the right to political speech. When citizens engage with one another and with their elected representatives, the outcome is always good. That is why the Tea Party movement deserves both our praise and our thanks.