Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Tea Party Patriots
Below is a list of extracts from this website that show this tea party's motto and mission statement;

Our motto is "Ordinary citizens reclaiming America's founding principles."

Mission Statement

'The impetus for the Tea Party movement is excessive government spending and taxation. Our mission is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure public policy consistent with our three core values of Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets'.

From exploring the website it is clear to see that this organisation is campaigning for a change/return to the principles and ideas on which the nation was founded. This is highlighted by the three core values in the mission statement. It claims to be a national grassroot organisation that supports over 1000 community based tea party groups around the country and the website has a section where supporters who they describe as 'average Americans' can donate to 'support the fight'. It is a well organised website containing a forum where fellow 'patriots' can post their views on the Obama administration where they claim that he has a deep hatred for the USA due to him being a Kenyan and not an American. Its not just personal attacks on Obama but also on his administarion's policies, spending and taxation. The use of grassroots at the top of the webpage highlights the local community side of the movement. Also, the use of the colours of the national flag in the party logo gives the movement a sense of patriotism.

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