Is the Tea Party movement good for America

Is the Tea Party Movement Good for America

  The Tea Party got its name from the Boston Tea Party of 1773-a pre-revolutionary tax revolt against the price of tea going up in the colonies. The British government controlled the tea in the colonies at that time, but colonists refused to pay the increased taxes for it. The Tea Party,a part of the Grand Old Party, has principles and an, agenda; It is anti-government, anti-spending, anti- immigration, and anti-compromise. People who support both the Democrat and Republican parties are independents, while Libertarians want a smaller government and think that spending has gotten out of control. Their biggest concern is for the economy, and  they see illegal immigration as a problem. It is political movement with an affiliation to the Republican party aimed at lowering taxes and cutting back on spending to save money. The Republican establishment needs the Tea Party more than the Tea Party needs Republicans. There are grassroots enthusiasts who are claiming that the system has not been working for them, but rather against them. Republicans such as Karl Rove and Rockefeller established RINOS [Republicans in Name Only], who have sold out their base.


1 The Tea Party believes in lower spending and, lower taxes.

The Bush tax cuts are set to expire, sequestering is about to hit,and the government is running out of money. Democrats will have allowed some $600 billion in higher taxes and lower spending to come into effect on Jan.1 if the Republicans do not agree to raise taxes as part of a solution. Conversely, Tea Party Republicans will reduce taxes and repeal all tax increases to save money.


2 The Tea Party believes that illegal immigration should be cut back.Tea Partiers hold that illegal immigrants are freeloaders who take benefits they do not pay for. 64% think that illegal aliens are taking jobs away from Americans.


3. The Tea Party’s stance on global warming that is 58% did not believe in global warming while Tea Party members remain divided over whether to cut carbon dioxide emissions


4The Tea Party members do not want to lose their benefits, but they don’t mind if others do, like unionized workers or the unemployed, as well as people on welfare.



5 They may not be useful idiots like they are  made out to be in the Republican establishment. The Tea Party was working against Republicans, not for them.


The ideology of the Tea Party  pro-business and is linked with social conservatism. They are putting  liberty ahead of equality, economic interests of the individual over the community, and are supporting the free market. It goes way back to the 1930s the decade of the New Deal with the rise of radical conservatives in the Democratic Party that had its roots in the Ku Klux Klan.


The original Tea Party started in Bostonon under the British Crown. Americans had to pay for the despised Tea Act in the 1770s against a corporate monopoly for a demand in silver coin paid in taxes, which transferred £1.4 million from the colonies to the East India Company. This would be about $2.1 billion in today’s currency. The American colonies had been a part of the British Empire under the Crown, which was the legitimate government at that time, from 1760 to 1820 with the death of King George III.                    256px-Gadsden_flag.svg.png


The American Revolution created a nation in 1774, and John Adams noted that about one-third of Americans were loyal to the British Crown while another number favored the cause of independence. The Whigs were well-represented in Boston,And the Tories had the backing of the establishment. Before the Tea Act, the East India Company had sent 5,0000 chests of tea to the American colonies in 1773, but Parliament passed the Tea Act and with it the right to tax the colonies. they demanded that the taxes be paid in coin when the importers sent the cargo to the U.S. to drive the smugglers (free traders)  out of the market. This would give the East India Company a  monopoly over the sale of tea. There were other factors at play from 1770-1774 like the Stamp Act crisis and the Boston Massacre of 1770.


It was the end of the Conservative era when Barack Obama won the presidency. With the slogan for change  that we can believe in in 2008. He is more of a centrist and has progressive values in line with Liberalism, again for the conservative wing of the Tea Party.The conservative movement’s roots go back to a period between Watergate and Reagan that made modern conservatism want it is today. And the so-called family issues of the conservatives in the movement are abortion, sex education, homosexuality, and feminism painted against the backdrop  of religious and ideological adherence in the Tea Party.


During the Reagan years, the religious right had achieved some success in American politics since it came on the scene in the 1980s, but the Republican Party started to move away from traditional conservatism in the government. They favored big government Republicans under George W. Bush’s administration. By having a neo-conservative influence in the Bush White House during the war in Iraq, Bush’s foreign policy was radical the freedom agenda.


The Republican establishment and the conservative movement are not the same, because the Republican Party has a long history, and its main purpose is to gain power in its right. The American conservative movement is a modern phenomenon on that has grown since 1964.


American conservatism was a reaction to the New Deal under Franklin D. Roosevelt and goes back to its pre-1945 roots in the conservative tradition.This involved opposition to the centralized state, big government, and bureaucracy. By the late 1930s, a conservative coalition came about the old right which was also against the war economy and was more isolationist than the new right. With the rising of the Cold War came anti-communist sentiments, because both libertarians and traditionalists held that Communism was the god that failed. As part of an ideological crusade, there were a lot of organizations that emerged based on issues of race, and civil rights, becoming known as Liberty Lobby and the John Birch Society.


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