I haven't read Mr. Whittle's work in a while, so I stopped by his blog, Eject! Eject! Eject! and found Reasonable Men.
This is an older post but still very good;
There is a concerted effort afoot on the part of big-state socialists to paint the Tea Party as a bunch of dangerous, hate-filled radicals with a bunch of crazy new ideas that go far beyond the pale of the traditional American political mainstream.I took the liberty of taking the Samuel Adams quote as my new header text. I feel exactly the same way.
Let’s ask some reasonable men – because the Founding Fathers were surely the largest collection of reasonable men ever gathered in one place at one time in history – what they thought about the issues raised by the Tea Party movement.
For instance, what did they think of a powerful central government?