Would the Founding Fathers Have Backed the Tea Party?

One of the most consistent refrains of Tea Party politicians is that their political philosophy is the most consistent with the Founding Fathers. But some more astute observers of history are disputing this, saying that the Founding Fathers were politicians who crafted the Constitution on compromises—and that some of the Founding Fathers were more big-government than others: There is, of course, a more broadly applicable lesson here. At any given moment in time, it always appears to be the case Read more […]