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The Tea Party Movement Will Change The Face Of The United States Of America

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On December 16, 1773, a group of radical thinking colonists stormed British ships carrying tea, and unloaded the cargo in to Boston Harbor in protest of the unfair Taxation of the Colonies. This act was one of the sparks that lit a powder keg of American Revolution, and turned thirteen British Colonies in to these United States of America. Three centuries later, an unfair taxation of the American people is being perpetrated by its very own government, and the lessons learned by the Crown and Parliament have been so easily forgotten. It is time to remind our leaders of that lesson, and just like the tea floating in Boston Harbor changed the face of the Thirteen Colonies, the Tea Party ...view middle of the document...

It did not take the media long to form an opinion that was spoon fed to the population: the Tea Party members were old, white, and greedy racists who did not want to pay their fair share. Much how the old, white and greedy racists of the 60’s dismissed the progressive hippies as a fad, the leftist media dismissed the Tea Party as a minor hiccup, and just like the hippies in the 60’s, the Tea Party members have gone one to influence the very fabric of the United States.
That new core of conservative Republicans came from the grassroots. In the Capital of New York State, Albany, a radio host by the name of Al Roney led the charge. Just like in many communities all over the country, the Tea Party Movement took the capital of the State of New York by storm on April 15th 2009 in what was called the Albany Tax Day Tea Party. This first strike at the establishment took many in Albany by surprise. This later became an example that the Occupy Albany Movement would emulate, although they would take it to different extremes.
Where the hippies changed America by beating a drum, expressing free love, and protesting what they believed to be an unjust war, the Tea Party has its own means of effecting change. After the events of February 2009, and the ensuing rallies the Tea Party began to back outsider conservative candidates as opposed to career establishment Republicans. After the dust cleared on the 2010 elections, five Tea Party Candidates won seats in the U.S. Senate, and 40 Tea Party candidates won seats in the House of Representatives [ (MAYA SRIKRISHNAN) ] With the decisive victory in the House of Representatives, the Republican Party was able to wrest control from the Democratic Party and install a Republican Speaker of the House.
Whether such a loosely organized collection of people can sustain itself as a political force isn't clear, although they have forged a formidable record. Tea Party supporters have helped win the Republican gubernatorial nomination for Nikki Haley in a turbulent South Carolina primary, deny renomination to Republican Sen. Bob Bennett in Utah and push Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter to leave the GOP
With such a successful election, it would appear that embracing the Tea Party Movement would be beneficial for the Republican Party; unfortunately some members of the establishment are still blind to the vicissitudes of the modern America. During the October 13th 2011 broadcast of the Rush Limbaugh Show, Mr. Limbaugh explained how members of the Republican Establishment “…are still joining with the Democrats in the notion that the Tea Party is a problem and needs to be beaten back”. (Limbaugh) Even in their displeasure with the threat that this protean force of Middle America poses to them, the establishment cannot deny the...

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