I know, to the Tea Party folks, these symbols fit perfectly, the 2nd amendment, the guns, the “don’t tread on me,” the hate for the Fed. Do they all want out of the U.N., though, and the C.F.R.? (Because God figures prominently, if just embedded in the signature of a buck, it made me think how these people have appropriated the fervor of the religious right) What seems most ironic about this mash, however, is how much our friend — Mr. “Greenback” — stands for the almighty dollar.
(photo: Michael Conroy/A.P. caption: Darryl Herbertz, of Moorseville, Ind., displays his tattoo with the text of the Second Amendment, along with other images of protest during a tea party rally outside the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Thursday, April 15, 2010.)