Columnist Eugene Robinson asked an interesting question in his editorial this week when he wrote about those protesting Arizona’s new immigration (or rather anti-immigration) law:
“…Where was the Tea Party crowd? Isn’t the whole premise of the Tea Party movement that overreaching government poses a grave threat to individual freedom? It seems to me that a law allowing individuals to be detained and interrogated on a whim — and requiring legal residents to carry identification documents, as in a police state — would send the Tea Partyers into apoplexy.”
The Tea Partiers seem to come under a lot of fire because they are overwhelmingly white. They generally object by claiming that they are actually diverse and represent various races and social classes.
But Robinson is dead on. In Arizona, where are the signs that say, “I am John Galt?”
What about the Tea Party favorite, “Don’t Tread on Me”?
You won’t find them, because the Tea Party isn’t interested in minorities nor in the poor.