One of my favorite quotes comes from John Milton. It specifically reads “None can love freedom heartily but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license which never hath more scope than under tyrants.” Another that I love comes from a more modern writer, namely Terry Pratchett that reads “No practical definition of freedom would be complete without the freedom to take the consequences.”
The Tea Party is, apparently, all about license to do whatever they want while pretending to do so under the guise of freedom. They do not want to take responsibility for the harm that their actions could do to others or to the world around them even though they claim that they are opposed to that.
Last night, The Daily Show highlighted one of those incidents where the Tea Party pushes for the license to do what they want while pretending to be about freedom.