Tea Party “patriots” have a new ax to grind and this time it’s not about taxes or guns, but something that could quite possibly be just as important; the liberal establishment’s infringement on the people’s right to ride manatees. The obvious slippery-slope from banning manatee riding to all out rights-destroying tyrannical reign goes something like this, according to Dr. Michael Coffman, a Tea Party author and speaker:
We are losing our freedoms, piece by piece. The biggest problem is that the piece that you lose may not be of interest to me so I don’t do anything about it. Today we can’t ride a manatee, tomorrow we may not be able to open a business.
Because, obviously, according to Coffman:
The purpose of the Endangered Species Act isn’t to protect species. It’s to deny people private property.
Of course! The nefarious liberal agenda isn’t to save animals in an attempt to preserve the delicate balance of our ecosystem, which is critical for the survival of all species, it’s to take this dude’s rights and stuff. How much more absurd can these paranoid nuts possibly get?
Watch the hilarious clip here, courtesy of The Daily Show: