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Maybe the “tea parties” should become “pop parties”:

As one of the great un-washed from rural Western Pennsylvania, I would like to remind the president that this is a territory that went to war over a tax on whisky, our then beverage of choice.  Our current beverage of choice is surly a tie between beer and “pop”. We have accepted the beer tax as long established and the only path out of prohibition, but I would regret to see the outcome if he tried to tax the “pop” consumed by the gallon by my fellow gun and Bible clingers.

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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