I heard this phrase by Jacob Weisberg of Slate on TV [Morning Joe] this AM. Several around the table laughed at it and, in fact, used it afterward in some of their statements. It’s an obvious oxymoron, or is it? By the way, Weisberg used in connection with the current Tea Party-dominated GOP. One reference of the phrase was to Rick Perry who said that he wishes to squeeze government down so that you don’t know it exists. Anarchy, pure and simple. Patriotic? Well, the Tea Party dresses in historic and ‘patriotic’ costumes so it’s your call.
That theme rings loudly and clearly in every Tea Party rally and each GOP candidate’s speech.
The government is evil.
The government is bad.
The government is our enemy.
Did our Founding Fathers, so dear to the hearts of the Tea Party and right-wing of the GOP, not wish to form a government? Were they, themselves anarchists? What did they mean by the phrase, ‘promote the general Welfare,’ in the Preamble? This doesn’t sound like it was written by anarchists.
Odd group, the right-wing /Tea Party. They dress up in patriotic paraphernalia, wave flags and call for the shrinkage of the government down to a size that it is no longer relevant for The People.
Odd is a kind word.