July 14, 2011
A Tea Party Made to Order for the Mad Hatter
If this seems incredulous, join the crowd.
A story in the Saint Pete Times reports that the Edna Mattos and members of the Citrus County Tea Party believe that a new proposal by FWS to protect the Manatees will "elevate nature above people and that is against the bible and the bill of rights."
It's a good thing that Edna never tried to have an audience with Mahatma Gandhi, who firmly believed that animals were more important than some of the heads of state who came to visit him at his ashram.
His timeless quote still rings true, for me at least, today, "The greatness of a Nation and its moral progress, can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
Perhaps the Citrus County Tea Party and its members, should seek another way to promote their questionable ideology?