And Roger Pilon of the Cato Institute,
The symbolism of the Democratic left’s hostility to the “tea baggers” should not go unnoticed. The tea party movement’s roots are in the American Revolution. These ordinary Americans are protesting the Washington ”Establishment” — which presently is the Democratic juggernaut – much as American Patriots were protesting the oppressive British Establishment that was “eating out their substance” with “a long train of abuses and usurpations.” The Democratic left should think long and hard about those parallels. The times they are a-changin’.That's exactly the point. The Tea Party movement are the ideological descendants of the men and women who fought against the usurpations of the British Paliament. The Democratic party has taken on the onus of the the Redcoats. Fortunately, we now have more than three dozen states preparing to file legal action in regards to this bill. What very few have noted is that if 37 states either send formal requests to the US Congress for a Constitutional Convention, or pass an amendment to the US Constitution, there is not one thing that this Congress can do. That would become the law of the land, no ifs, ands or buts.