Tea Party Principles
The Tea Party movement is devoted to fiscal responsibility, adherence to the Constitution, and limited government.
The movement was named from the historical Boston Tea Party of 1773, spurred on after the British government placed an outrageous tax on tea for the Colonies. The colonists revolted by dumping barrels of tea into Boston Harbor.
It is amazing that something so simple provided the fuse that sparked the American Revolution. Imagine what the original Tea Party people would think about all the taxes we have to pay these days?
The Tea Party can also be an acronym for (T)axed (E)nough (A)lready. The more modern movement arose in 2009 when the Democrat-controlled Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare, which the Supreme Court eventually ruled to be a tax.
The Tea Party is made up of many groups of people across the country. There are hundreds of groups from all walks of life, all backgrounds, shapes, and colors. They are responsible for political candidates getting elected, getting elected officials recalled and holding all the political parties accountable for their votes and their promises.
There is no official leader of the Tea Party because it is from the grassroots, the normal citizen, every man and every woman. Those who identify with the Tea Party tend to want less taxes, less government involvement in our lives and more fiscal responsibility for both government and individuals.