Letter: Tea Party states and hypocrisy

Naples is a treasure trove for farsical political bumper stickers.

One of my favorites is the "stop socialism" bumper sticker. Typically, this is spotted on a car operated by a gray-haired driver hurtling along at 33 mph on the way to the doctor's office for free medical care. You know, single-payer, "socialist" government-run Medicare.

Another asinine bumper sticker is the "restore the constitution" sticker. These are invariably displayed by conservatives who cheerleaded for the Bush administration's spying on millions of Americans without a warrant or probable cause. These are conservatives who cheered for the destruction of the Fourth Amendment which Americans died to protect.

The "restore the constitution" crowd cheered when Tea Party states tried to outlaw collective bargaining which has long been established by the Supreme Court to be constitutional under the First Amendment's "right of the people peaceably to assemble" and freedom of association.

There should be a "truth in advertising" law about bumper stickers. If you sport a "stop socialism" or a "restore the constitution" bumper sticker you should be required to affix a bumper sticker next to it which reads: "I am a big fat hypocrite."

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