The truth is the right’s political stance is, in fact, traditional. But the tradition is that of opposition to, not support for, the Constitution. And like the wealthy elite which manipulated the anti-Federalists in the 1790s, today’s Koch brothers and the like are also manipulating the populist movement.
On this show, investigative reporter Robert Parry, who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s, sets the record straight. The right wing is not at all defending the intent of our nation’s founders as they claim. Parry says these are “heirs to the Anti-Federalists who tried to strangle the US Constitution in its cradle.”