The Tea Party has turned five years old. Not that it’s a real party nor that it’s a really defined movement. But they have been a recent powerhouse in the Republican party. Mostly they’ve been a movement against government. They seem to be a revival of the 1960’s John Birch Society. The difference between then and now is that the conservative intellectual and powerhouse, William F. Buckley Jr. said that there was no place for radicals like the John Birch Society in the Republican party. Today there are no intellectuals in the Republican party, or at least intellectuals with the cojones of Buckley to denounce the Tea Party.