I don’t know what Pvt. Parman would have done if he had lived until today — and neither does MDJ columnist Kevin Foley — but he continues to desecrate his memory by accusing him of “condemning the tea party extremists seeking to bring a nation to its knees.”
I do know what our 18-year-old cousin, Private Lawson Palmer, would have done. He was captured in the Battle of the Bulge on Dec. 23, 1944, and died at Stalag XII A on Feb. 8, 1945, supposedly of pneumonia. He and most of the other soldiers killed in World War II gave their lives for a nation that had to incur billions of dollars in debt but paid it off as quickly as possible after the war. The tea party is merely trying to awaken an administration and its constituents who want to incur more and more debt to give more and more largesse to more and more individuals to get more and more votes to keep more and more liberals in more and more political offices to change more and more laws to change our Republic to be more and more like the socialist governments in Europe, or God help us, even more totalitarian.
This plan is what Gibbon listed as a primary reason that Rome’s economy deteriorated to the point that the strongest nation of its day fell to the ash pile of history under the weight of its misguided politics. Sound familiar?