Where are the protests? If there were a Republican in office right now, many of my close friends would be dressing up in ingenious costumes, smoking bowls of organic greens, and participating in heart-felt parades against tyranny and oppression. We would be protesting violence, war, Republicans, and all forms of evil in general.

Now, with a Democrat in the White House, most of my Tea-hating friends have been ominously silent about the war in Libya.

Are we living in a hippyocracy?

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