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Libertarians and the Tea Party

Libertarians and the Tea Party

 

American Thinker ^ | 3/13/2013 | Ann Kane & M. Catherine Evans

 

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:30:16 AM by Servant of the Cross

 

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As we pondered this question, we also wanted to know when and where the two groups intersected. We started with an informal survey. We asked several people the following question: when do you think the Tea Party movement began? They answered: when Rick Santelli ranted on the floor of the Merc in Chicago in February, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

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But our research into the history of the Tea Party took us back to 2004, to its first inklings as an organized force for rousing ordinary citizens to fight back against big government. In that year, Libertarian David Koch founded Americans for Prosperity, a nonprofit political advocacy group set up to educate the public on the principles of free markets.

 

 

 

 

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Even though the term “Tea Party” was not used then, Koch‘s vision of “a mass movement, a state-based one, but national in scope, of hundreds of thousands of American citizens from all walks of life standing up and fighting for the economic freedoms” pretty much describes the movement we see today.

 

 

 

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