Joseph J. Ellis, the greatest living chronicler of early American history, SAYS the Tea Party movement seems bent on restoring the Articles of Confederation, the dysfunctional system our Founding Fathers replaced with the Constitution:


Clearly, most of the tea party radicals in the House of Representatives come from gerrymandered districts, which function as cocoons that resist penetration by alien ideas, like Keynesian economics, Darwinian evolution, global warming and yes, the potential popularity of Obamacare. They live in a parallel universe in which a rejection of any robust expression of government power is an unquestioned and unexamined article of faith....

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Joseph J. Ellis, the greatest living chronicler of early American history, SAYS the Tea Party movement seems bent on restoring the Articles of Confederation, the dysfunctional system our Founding Fathers replaced with the Constitution:

Clearly, most of the tea party radicals in the House of Representatives come from gerrymandered districts, which function as cocoons that resist penetration by alien ideas, like Keynesian economics, Darwinian evolution, global warming and yes, the potential popularity of Obamacare. They live in a parallel universe in which a rejection of any robust expression of government power is an unquestioned and unexamined article of faith....

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