I grow extremely tired of arguing with idiot right-wingers who base their simple belief systems off of what they feel the founders should have said, or what they meant to say. It’s a combination of their own ridiculous beliefs, mixed with imagination, thrown in with the all-important ingredient: not reading and absorbing the actual source material.
The caption above is a stunning example of this. This is a Facebook account that basically pushes out tea-party tripe. Some of it, in the right context, is quite good–or at least entertaining.
But this one is choice idiocy. It’s a right-wing, anti-government account–called the Federalist Papers, and what does he post?
If government was the answer, it was a stupid question.
Cute enough, but one small problem: the fucking Federalist Papers were a massive collection of arguments FOR federal government. The opposite side was against it. They lost. So, yeah, great quote–except it represents the exact opposite of the point you were trying to make.
But we should expect this from tea-party types who spend their time advocating what they think the founders said and believed, rather than actually becoming educated. The Onion captured this perfectly with one of their headlines:
Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be ~ The Onion
Yeah, anti-government Federalists. Unbelievable.