It is one of the signs that the empire is crumbling as the justice system is no longer based on the rule of law but rather it has become the vehicle of instituting public policy instead.
Remember what John Locke said: "Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any farther obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence."
Newcomers are always coming in. It is asinine to think that by osmosis they somehow are somehow aware of things like this.
In fact, if the Tea Party members, especially those enamored of Cain were to see and, more importantly, understand the implications, the pizza king would be receiving the cold shoulder along with his compatriot ilk.