Tea Party delegate or leader - depending on who you're talking to and when - wants a candidate who is going to fight for the Constitution.
There are a couple of things that bother me about this. The Tea Party dolts are the ones who are always trying to alter the Bill of Rights, who are making a mockery of them and who are completely ignoring its principals.
A case in point can be found at Hellooo Mr President. "A coalition of conservative activists wants to throw New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez out of office." Menedez is up for re-election in 2012 but these people aren't willing to wait.
Members of the Tea Party movement have sued in New Jersey Superior Court asking to be allowed to start collecting the 1.3 million voter signatures it needs to get a recall on the ballot.
The Sussex County group takes issue with Menendez's support of health care reform and his opposition to limiting government's control.
Not surprisingly, I can't find one word or phrase that says an elected official can be booted out of office for supporting or not supporting anything. Within the first ten Amendments to the Constitution, I can't even find that big bad word treason.
The other thing that bothers me is that Tea Party members are totally unfamiliar with this 1787 document. They probably don't even know that it was drawn up and ratified at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. That it wasn't signed in the Washington that wasn't are grounds enough to re-write it.
Most Tea Baggers probably haven't read it or, if they have, they don't understand it. Most of them probably haven't read a history book since sixth grade. Most of them probably haven't studied civics since the ninth grade. If they took a political science course in college, it was most likely one of those remedial but required Freshman classes designed to cover what they should have learned in high school.
Rather than copying the Constitution, link to this piece I wrote on July 4, 2009 in my very early blogging days. Here's part of it:
In the Bill of Rights it says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
In neither of these documents (Declaration of Independence) do I see words or phrases such as “excluding” or “except for” or “not allowed” or “need not apply.” Nowhere in these documents do I see a particular group of people left out because of their race or because of their religion or because of their color or their ancestry or their sexual orientation.