As such, just because some group may be loosely affiliated with my interests, I don't give them a pass. I can't. Wrong is wrong, it doesn't matter where it comes from. I mean, I think I've shown that by how I've bashed Google for its stupidity with Android and praise for Apple despite it not being a friend of Open Source.
So, who is getting my ire this time?
Not all of them. There are plenty of tea partiers that are just passionate Libertarians. Just like with any political movement, there are lots of good people, and some really stupid ones that give the others a bad name.
The group I currently have a hate on for is based out of Raleigh, NC. A Republican wave with tea party backing swept into the Lake County School District. So what have they done?
They have abolished the school's integration policy.
You will recognize this as the very same "shaping of the schools through social exposure" they criticize Democrats for, just with the target in the opposite direction.
This is one issue I will not yield on. See, I've been watching politics for too many years. Here's what will happen. Students will be sorted based on scoring, economic background, and race. With that established, school funds will only go to certain schools because why waste it on underperformers. Which pushes those not approved of by the social order further behind. It creates a special form of class warfare, all based on something that is easily preventable.
I'm pissed that other tea parties are not decrying this. Tea parties have an image problem of being Dixiecrats 2.0. Bullshit like this doesn't help. So where's the outrage? Where are the other tea partiers saying that is not what they are about, they are about liberty, not creating and reinforcing underclasses? Why am I the only one upset about this?
Bill Maher recently said that the Founding Fathers would have hated tea partiers. Whether or not that's true, here's the reality -- BILL MAHER, A CONSTITUTIONAL OPPORTUNIST, IS MAKING FUN OF US! If that doesn't scream "image problem", I don't know what does.