Over the weekend, I've received a couple of forwards from people who know me tangentially through the tea party movement. In both instances, the content of the emails were preposterous at face value.
I wrote back to the people who included me on them and urged them to not be lazy. If they forward bullshit, they dilute their credibility. Their choice, but that's the consequence.
There's enough socialist crap going on in America that no one needs to manufacture crap easily disproved. The fodder is rich and deep - but it does take a little effort above hitting the Forward and Send buttons. Preserving liberty is certainly worth that investigative effort.