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[Washington, April 15. Image via AP]

Sue Gilmour, right, of Upper Marlboro, Md., attends a tea party rally by the Washington Monument in Washington, on Thursday, April 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)



All these faux-colonial costumes are putting Benjamin Franklin quotes in my head . . .

"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid."

"To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly."

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."

"The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance."

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do."

"Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn."

"Serving God is doing good to man, but praying is thought an easier service and therefore more generally chosen."

"He that lies down with dogs, shall rise up with fleas."