Those who believe that the Tea Party movement will simply be a convenient flack for the Republican establishment have received rude awakenings in the last few weeks.

Con COnYou have probably griped under your breath, “There ought to be a law to stop these people,” when confronted by a particularly noxious act by a government agent. Because this is such a pervasive sentiment, liberty-minded persons are raising an increasing clamor to make some adjustments to the U.S. Constitution to more effectively rein in an ever-growing public sector that intrudes further into our lives, our families, and our pockets.

A new Rasmussen poll has found that “Support for repeal of the new national health care plan has jumped to its highest level ever.” Sixty-three percent of likely voters now want a repeal of the Obamacare law, according to the poll conducted May 22–23. “Prior to today,” Rasmussen announced that “weekly polling had shown support for repeal ranging from 54% to 58%.”

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer welcomed the news that President Barack Obama plans to send as many as 1,200 National Guardsmen to Southwest states help patrol the U.S. border with Mexico, but said more troops are needed, along with $750 million to reimburse the state for illegal immigrants who have spent time in Arizona's jails and prisons.

Republicans aren't the only ones wanting to know more about an alleged bribe the White House offered Congressman Joe Sestak of Pennsylvania if he would drop out of the Democratic primary against Sen. Arlen Specter. Sestak defeated Specter, a five-term incumbent who changed parties last year, in the Senate primary last on May 18.