Do you want Constitutionally-limited government, or do you "miss me yet" George W. Bush? Is the Constitution the law of the land, or do you support the PATRIOT Act? Do you want to "get back to the Constitution," or fight a War on Drugs? Small government, or Utopian nation-building? Constitution, or Executive war powers?
Do you want self-government, or bureaucratic "leaders?" Do you want liberty, or morality down the barrel of a gun? Do you want a free market, or bureaucratic managed trade?
These are all great questions and questions that those who are active in the Tea Party movement need to ask themselves. I am hopeful but not confident that many of the people who self identity as Tea Party Members, or for that matter, as Conservatives are better friends to Liberty then liberals, progressives or socialists. We need not replace one brand of anti-liberty policies with our own. In other words we cannot have it both ways. We either believe in Constitutionally limited government or we don’t. It should be a core principle and not something that depends on which party is in power.
Read the rest of the Classic Liberals post here: Why Do I Pick On Conservatives?.