30 September 2010

Uncommon Commentary #130

To follow up on the previous uncommon commentary: I’ve nothing against the TEA parties—except for their invocation of Revolution mythology; the Boston “Tea Party” was an episode of pure vandalism, carried out by a besotted, self-serving mob, and wholly undeserving of its magnification into one of the decisive moments in the reputed struggle of "liberty versus tyranny"—but it is lamentable that the partiers concern themselves exclusively with government spending.  If an election were to come down to a choice between a fiscal conservative who holds un-Christian views on moral matters (i.e., someone like former US Representative Chris Shays), and a socialist who is a true Christian, I would have to vote for the socialist.