The Tea Party consistently claims that their protests are routinely law-abiding and orderly as opposed to Occupy Wall Street. This is a truthful statement. On a side note, the right wing, despite their anti-government proclivities, certainly does not attempt to practice the effective strategies of civil disobedience employed by the left wing during the civil rights era. (I would argue that the right-wing can be more effective in generating public awareness if they practiced civil disobedience like MLK, but that is for later.)
However, that does not mean that the right wing are harmless little angels with clean hands. Here is a recent example of right-wing anti-government vandalism. A speed camera protester in Salisbury, MD spray painted speed cameras with the years “1774″ and “1776″. These are two important years in the run up to the American Revolution.
Of course, in the minds of the hardcore right-wing, they can do no wrong and will try to blame this on the “liberals who are trying to make them look bad.” Sure. Whatever. We will let the judicial process run its course.
Meanwhile, let me reiterate this settled constitutional fact to the unhinged, right-wing partisans who claim to be the purest defenders of the Constitution. Time and again, the courts have ruled that, “there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public place.” You may not like speed cameras, but they are a valid exercise of the state’s law enforcement power.