Flushing Township, Michigan is an early case study:
“Even communism looks good on paper,” said Zimmerman, 55, who manages a chain of hardware stores. “Even though I agree with some of their ideals, there’s no compromise when you’re dealing with a revolutionary.” Gardner, who founded a countywide tea party, said that was the point.
“That’s where people in politics get a bad name, when they have their ideals, but they leave them at the door for compromise,” he said. “I believe we need to hold to our ideals.”
This is what scares me. Handing government over to people who hate government is a bad idea. Doubly so when they only idea they ever have is tax-cuts and deregulation.