Chris Matthews proves once again that he has no idea what the Tea Party movement is all about. Tea Partiers are NOT against all government. They are against bloated, inefficient government. The tea Party is against excessive taxation, excessive spending, and a political class that is NOT listening to the voices of the American public. They are against a government that has gone WAY past the limits that the Constitution has set for it, and needs to be reined back in.
The Preamble to the Constitution states:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Notice that the Preamble says "promote the general welfare" and not "provide".Promoting is to give each individual the tools needed to be self-sufficient, not to give cradle-to-grave support.
Matthews' rant is only further evidence that the guy is not a serious thinker, and not that smart. It doesn't take much research to find out what the Tea Party movement is about. It only takes a little curiosity and honest journalistic integrity to find out. He has neither