Parallels between the Tea Party and Reconstruction

Reading about the debt ceiling fiasco with the Tea Party folks and reading about Reconstruction and the White South’s attempt to undo the Federal victory under arms offer striking parallels. I understand perfectly well why the Tea Party wants to suppress federal influence and reach, having lived through the states’ rights cries of the 50s and 60s. Again, the parallels to Reconstruction are clear and instructive and illuminating to look at.

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