From its inception in February 2009, the Tea Party movement has focused on three core values:
- Constitutionally Limited Government
- Fiscally Responsible Government
- Free Market Principles
These core values emerged quickly during the dramatic two month period in early 2009 when the movement first exploded on the scene. As if from nowhere, Rick Santelli’s rant on February 19, 2009 started an unlikely chain of events that brought one million Americans – many first time activists – to nine hundred “Tax Day Tea Parties” around the country on April 15, 2009.
Tea Party Activists, whether they govern their private lives by faith in God or by a secular morality, are all united in their concern about the loss of individual rights stemming from our corrupted Constitution and our corrupt system of representation. They are dedicated to restoring the purity of our original constitutional system in order to pass on the republic intact to the next generation of Americans.