2010-10-21 15:26:55 UTC
against any candidate, measure, or political party. Granted, anyone with a
Dont tread on me button is probably a safe bet to be voting GOP this year
the left doesnt remember colonial history, after all but one cant make
assumptions. For instance, would it be fair to assume that a guy in a
hammer-and-sickle t-shirt will always and everywhere be voting Democrat?
Actually, maybe thats a bad example.
Katrina Pierson, who sits on the steering committee of the Dallas Tea Party
and is also involved with the Garland Tea Party, told The Daily Caller that
around 11 oclock yesterday, a Garland Tea Party member, reported that she was
told by an election official that she could not vote unless she removed her
button. A second election official, Pierson said, did not recognize the button
and did not understand why the other official was not permitting the woman to
According to Pierson, the woman refused to remove her button, saying it was
a violation of her first amendment rights, and called the sheriffs office. The
sheriff passed the matter on to the Dallas County Election Department, which
failed to act.
The woman opted not to vote until she had done more research and figured out
whether or not the election official was allowed to do that. The Garland Tea
Party is currently conducting that investigation on her behalf
Pierson says, Its not electioneering, its not a candidate, its not a
A question for the election lawyers out there: If a tea-party candidate ended up
on the ballot as an independent, would that change the calculus here? Would it
change if the tea party became an actual political party and nominated someone
but didnt take the Gadsden flag as its official symbol? Its unclear to me how
far electioneering law would allow assumptions about advocacy and voting
intentions to be drawn from symbols that arent formally linked to a party. If I
go down to the polls next month in a Reagan t-shirt, its pretty clear which way
Im leaning but is it so clear that polling officials could make me take it
Actually, I think itd be rip-roaring fun to suspend electioneering laws this
year if only in Nevada, just to see how far the Angle/Reid blood feud would go
with their supporters unleashed. Forget t-shirts and buttons; Im picturing
nunchuks and brass knuckles emblazoned with the campaign logos. No survivors.
Wolfie note: For those of you not familiar with the Gadsden Flag. It's the
often seen at Tea Parties, "Don't thread on me" flag with a coiled snake! It
was used as the USMC flag.
Learn more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_flag
You can see the image of the flag here:
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