The modern day tea party protests actually started in 2004 when a group of 2000 Americans (the We the People Foundation) sued the US Government over the Income Tax and the IRS claiming it unconstitutional. There was also a parallel movement called "End the Fed" which sought to abolish the federal reserve. These two movements were driven by Americans with a LIBERTARIAN philosophy, many of whom were/are supporters of Ron Paul. The tea party that has been in the media since 2009, was started by mostly REPUBLICANS. Since then a number of websites have popped up claiming to be the real mccoy, but as it stands the vast majority of tea party organizations remain independent. Many prominent GOP members (eh-hem Palin) are trying to hijack the movement and make it about voting in a Republican majority, but this is FAR from the philosophy of those from past protests who sought a return to limited government regardless of party. see links
While it was certainly simmering for a while, I thought it came to a boil following Rick Santelli's unplanned "proclamation?!"
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:42 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
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Answer by UpSheRises at 2:51 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
Hotmama, what you described is not the Libertarian version. Not even a little bit.
Answer by KelleyP77 at 4:58 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by hot-mama86 at 2:18 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
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Answer by gammie at 2:42 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
Did you not notice I said ALL just like all other political type parties they are all the same. Yes they may have a little difference in their causes, but they are still all the same.
Okay, lump Libertarians all together with other parties if you like, but in doing so it says you know little about the Libertarian party. I'm not trying to recruit you either, but I'm a card-carrying Libertarian, and if what you are assuming about the party is false, then I'm going to correct you on it as did Gal51. We aren't attacking you or being ugly about it, just correcting misinformation.
Answer by KelleyP77 at 8:46 PM on Aug. 23, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 8:15 AM on Aug. 24, 2010