The Tea Party

The Tea Party is a populist political movement in America which is considered conservative and libertarian. It has sponsored protests and supported political candidates since 2009. It pushes for a reduced government spending to reduce the national debt and the federal budget deficit, is against taxation. It has no charter no published manifesto and no governing council.

The Tea Party’s main concern is the amount of money America is spending on bailing the financial institutions out, as well as the expansion of the government-supported healthcare bills. Many of them think that the next generation will not have enough money to live the current lifestyles that they are living right now, and the leaders of the country are messing it up even more. Many candidates also disagree with Obama’s healthcare reform bill.

The Tea Party supports protests, and some of these protests were in response to several laws that have been passed, for example a series of healthcare reform bills.

The Tea Party's most noted national figures include Republican politicians such as Sarah Palin, Dick Armey, and Ron Paul. The Tea Party movement is not a national political party, but is lead by Republican candidates- polls show that most Tea Partiers consider themselves to be Republicans. People have suggested that the movement is not a new political group but simply a rebranding of traditional Republican candidates and policies. The Tea Party is supported by those who are dissatisfied with the current mainstream Republican Party leaders.

The Gadsden flag is a historical American flag with a yellow field depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike. Positioned below the snake is the legend "DON'T TREAD ON ME." The flag was designed by and is named after American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden. It was also used by the United States Marine Corps as an early motto flag. The current flag is still the American flag, but the alternative is the Gadsden flag.


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