I'm sure everyone reading this knows that a federal judge has, this week, ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. In his ruling Judge Vinson made the following observation:
"It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place. If Congress can penalize a passive individual for failing to engage in commerce, the enumeration of powers in the Constitution would have been in vain for it would be “difficult to perceive any limitation on federal power” [Lopez, supra, 514 U.S. at 564], and we would have a Constitution in name only. Surely this is not what the Founding Fathers could have intended."
With various leftist historians and other misinformed folks attacking the "Tea Party", while ignoring the increasing lawlessness of the current administration, one thing is becoming crystal clear - The Tea Party's vision of America is much closer to the Founders' vision than is the current administration's. By the way, approximately 2/3 of the American people agree with Judge Vinson. You can read the full text of the ruling here.
Yes, a proper and accurate view of history will influence your political philosphy - which is how it should be, not the other way around.