Rachel Maddow returned from vacay last night with a message for Tea Partiers who've elected our founding fathers as their team mascots: leave the Revolutionary War re-enactors alone! Video inside.

This is an understandable request considering that the re-enactors are required to stay in character at all times, and are a non-partisan organization. Basically, the Tea Partiers are raping the guardians of our founding fathers' history for the sake of their own political agenda.