OF BROTHER JOHN BIRCH and I belong to the Antioch Baptist Church, and I ain’t even got a garage, you can call home ‘n’ ask my wife!
–Undying gratitude to Charlie Daniels,
…just not for this song.
I didn’t know these guys were still around. They’ve been preaching a patriotic line for fifty years, now. They may have been a bit — erm, ahhh </buckley> — overwrought about who was betraying the Constitution upon occasion (though in retrospect, they may have been closer to right than either Ayn Rand or Bill Buckley would ever admit), but the fundamental message seems to me to be very close to what the Tea Party Conservatives seem to be coalescing around.
Food for thought.