Given that the Tea Party believes in a strict reading of the United States Constitution as underlined by the principle of constitutionally limited government;
And given that Article 1 Section 8 of that document states that one of the powers of Congress is “To coin Money“;
My follow-up question is this: Will the Tea Party stand by its strictness doctrine and declare, therefore, that all printed money is inavlid.
(“But wait, Nolan“, I hear you say through the monitor, “Certainly an interpretation of the verb coin means the ability to print money also“)
(“And you may be right“, I say to you back through the monitor, “But a strict reading of the Constitution means there is no room for interpretation as to what the Founders may or may not have meant. The words on the parchment are all that matter and in this case the word in question is the action word coin. The Constitution does not give Congress the power to “print Money“, so why doesn’t the Tea Party take up this cause?“)
(Probably because like every other political party that has graced the stage, they are picking and choosing what they want to stand for. The Tea Party is nothing new.)