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What does the Tea Party actually represent?


Asked by Anonymous at 1:36 AM on Mar. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The idea was sparked by Rick Santelli (link: )
    People caught the idea enthusiastically and gathered to protest the gov't bailouts going on.

    Santelli was talking about the gov't program to pay for people's mortgages, but the movement was protesting the excessive gov't spending, the gov't violations of our laws (in the bankruptcy arrangements of GM and in the illegal closings of Chrysler car dealerships) and violations of the Constitution as well
    "Taxed Enough Already" became a popular phrase for the TEA Party movement.

    It is important to stay clear that it is not a political party like "Democrat Party" - Tea Party. No. A Tea Party is an EVENT you attend to protest the unConstitutional actions of the politicians.

    The movement represents a call for D.C. politicians to follow the Constitution, to retract the progressive agenda which has been taking over.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 4:01 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Remember the Boston Tea Party? "No taxation without representation"
    Well it is about the same. Millions of people feeling as if they are not being represented properly. That the government is growing faster than weeds and taxing the s*** out of us.
    Basically the Tea Party protests are about less government, less government spending, and lower taxes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:17 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • I can speak about the Liberty Group to which I belong, which is affiliated with a Tea Party in a much larger city. My particular LG has very active Dems and Pubs. We ARE non-partisan, as they all are. I know for a fact that we have D's & R's leading this group!!!

    We believe in the Constitution, and the individual liberties that we are granted in the BoR. We believe in the ideas and principles that were the basis of the Constitution. We try to defeat ideas that would undermine the Constitution. We believe in limited government, fiscal responsibility, free market, as well. We have pledged to not insult or mock or demean any individual leader or political party. (But I have to admit that I sometimes have a hard time with this......I'm trying....)

    I think this is a great deal like a Tea Party. I am sure there are some minor differences. But Tea Parties, Liberty Groups, Patriot Groups are pretty much the same.

    Answer by 29again at 4:27 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Those who are in the tea party are the people, this represents the people, good for them for speaking out.

    Answer by Sweet_Faith at 6:37 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • The Tea Party does not have a hidden agenda. They see the facts and judge by the facts. They see corruption in both parties and call each party on it. They are sick of the bribes that are influencing the current politicians. They are hard working men and women who see their money getting sucked out of the pockets by the government. They do not believe in free hand outs to those that choose not to better their lives. Instead they believe in earning your share.

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:47 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • The Constitution.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • The Tea Party focus is a set of values. This is what confuses people. If it were just an issue, the issue would have been resolved and the members would have returned to their lives. The Tea Party movement is about wanting honesty, integrity, values, and honor of the government. It is about wanting the return to the simple yet elegant language of the Constitution. It is about the understanding that the Constitution is still relevant and not a "living" document. If you actually read it, you understand it is written in a manner that is applicable to every age. The people who don't understand the Tea Party movement are those who move from issue to issue but never get bogged down with the principles and values of the people. We want to return to a government of trust, honor, and integrity. These things will make the rest fall in line.


    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:07 AM on Mar. 14, 2010

  • Conservate, right-wing media wackos...Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh...

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:58 PM on Mar. 14, 2010