Picture of the Day: Just for Patriots! Yet Another Tea Party Coloring Book

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Last fall, the group Tea Party Patriots caused a stir by releasing Leadership, Freedom and Jobs, an "Official American Grassroots Activity and Coloring Book." "When taxes are too high, the high tax takes away jobs and freedom. In 1773 we had a Tea Party and this led to freedom from high taxes," the book warned children. St. Louis-based publisher Wayne Bell of Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. said he received death threats.

Today, the nation's largest tea-party membership group is at it again: Tea Party Patriots announced the release of a Constitution coloring book, available by order online from the same publisher. The release was timed to tomorrow's anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on Sept. 17, 1787.

From the group's press release:

"The Constitution Coloring Activity Book is an incredible tool for educating the next generation of Patriots." Said Mark Meckler, Co-Founder and National Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.

The new book uses puzzles, games and songs to present fundamental and core American values and how children can become involved in "preserving the liberty our Founding Fathers enshrined for We the People."

The group made no mention of tea-party politics in its announcement, and the publisher Bell insisted last year that the group's first book was not intended as political. Still, the books conjure a familiar marketing motto: Get 'em while they're young.

Image credit: Tea Party Patriots

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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