Thursday, June 24, 2010

Why the Tea Party Is Good for America

So when those Tea Party-backed candidates triumphed over their establishment opponents, everyone was left searching for answers. Except true believers who, from the very beginning, have stood unrelenting in their defense of three principles: limited government, free markets, and individual rights and responsibility. The Tea Party has always believed those principles would resonate with Americans. And in light of the Tea Party's recent string of extraordinary electoral victories, there is now little doubt that those principles do indeed resonate with significant swaths of the American population. Yet despite the Tea Party movement's electoral success, many Americans have been slow to fully embrace the movement and its mission. Americans remain skeptical of the Tea Party, unsure whether the movement will fizzle or flourish, and hesitant to associate themselves with what many dismiss as nothing more than the latest political fad...more

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