KALs' cartoon from April 13 ("Dogged opposition") is so wrong that I hardy know where to begin. For starters, it was the Republicans in Congress who championed Civil Rights legislation against fierce Democratic resistance. Secondly, what does a group like the tea party have to do with opposing civil rights for all Americans? I am not a member of the tea party, but their platform seems reasonable to me. Limited government, fair and reasonable taxation and government responsibility and accountability.