I didn't know that I was a Jihadist terrorist!! But evidently this 68 year old granny is trying to overthrow the government of the United States. And what makes me say that? Well, if the Vice President of the United States and an op-ed piece in a major American newspaper says so, it must be true, right?
Anyone who listens to politicians without thinking for themselves is no better off than the animals on George Orwell's Animal Farm who slowly lost their freedoms, because they were not diligent to remember their history, think for themselves, and stop the encroachment on their rights at the first signs of them being infringed upon.
No, we've never gone to a Tea Party rally, but our personal political beliefs align us with this group. And I honestly don't believe that the majority of Americans look "in horror" at the unwillingness of the Tea Party Congressmen to compromise on the national debt reduction issue.
Our Founding Fathers set in motion a government run by the process of Checks and Balances, so that no one part of the government has total control of any issue. Our government works at its best when we have a "loyal opposition" - proud Americans ready to voice, in a lawful manner, their disagreement with those in power.
The day we stop opposing political decisions we don't agree with - that's the day we stop living in the United States of America!