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Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution

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The definitive history of one of the most radical, revolutionary movements the country has ever seen, from those who started it all

In 2009, an unemployed mother of two and a politically inexperienced northern California attorney met on a conference call that would end up starting one of the largest grassroots political organizations in American history, the Tea Party Patri
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 14th 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (first published January 3rd 2012)
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Oct 10, 2012 Sorenconard rated it liked it
As a more liberal leaning voter(I may vote for a heavy libitarian con) I take it upon myself to get as much information from anywhere I can get it. The tea party's image is twisted by both people that act in the name of the Tea Party(i.e people who bring racist, anti homophobe, and other signs along those lines to rallies) and those who oppose the Tea Party. That is why I read this book.

This book excels at giving a history of the movement, explaining the values that many people in the movement h
Charlie (NJBiblio)
Jan 20, 2012 Charlie (NJBiblio) rated it it was amazing
Both Meckler and Martin, the co-founders of the Tea Party Patriots organization, which is but one arm of the much broader, and more commonly known Tea Party movement that arose in 2010, lay out a detailed and comprehensive accounting of their philosophy and ideology for this movement. From explaining how this movement began as a truly grassroots effort with little organization and direction, to their proposal of a long-term solution to the nation's problems, this book should be a must read for a ...more
Justin Yan

Well I can't say that I'm exactly very into these types of books, but the book itself is pretty well written. As you would expect with all sorts of these types of advocating books, it is specifically designed to make you feel a certain way about other political parties and such as that. I'm not saying that is a bad thing, but just bringing that to your attention. To the average person, this political party would seem like a much better candidate compared to the Democrats or Republicans simply be

Rick Bavera
This book does a decent job of describing the thinking of those who call themselves "Tea Party Patriots".

One thing it never did was explain the difference between "Tea Party" and "Tea Party Patriot".

But that is okay. The logic of what the authors had to say was consistent, but sometimes did not feel complete, and there were some occasional things I didn't really agree with.

But again, that is okay.

I have been more familiar with libertarianism, and find that there are some similarities, but als
Rosa M.
Mar 09, 2012 Rosa M. rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received a copy for review, but surprisingly, it was a very interesting, quick read and I really liked it! For those people like me who feel totally bored and overwhelmed with politics, this is a must-read. It is educational and will start you on basic understanding of our political system by learning the ideology and action plans of the Tea Party as formed to date. I believe this book opens the understanding of what the Tea Party really is, and what it intends to improve. I think it can open ...more
Fredrick Danysh
Dec 04, 2014 Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it
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The authors examine the roots and goals of the Tea Party Movement in America. They address government abuses at all levels and give some thoughts on what can be done to correct the current trends in government power grabs.
Clint Flatt
Apr 12, 2012 Clint Flatt rated it really liked it
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This book is a great story of the history and future of the Tea Party Patriots. It will be very reasuring to Tea Party supports and will explain their beliefs to those who don't understand what the Tea Party is about. Will it recruit new members and win over doubters? Only time will tell but if it is read with an open mind and at lest a look at how Tea Party sees the state of the United States a person has to agree on our problems wether they agree with the solutions or not.
Feb 14, 2012 Kimberly rated it liked it
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Won a free copy of this book through Goodreads First-Reads.

Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin are the co-founders of Tea Party Patriots. They wrote this book to recount their experiences and the history of the movement. They explain what the Tea Party is and what it stands for; and they also make clear what the party does not support. They explain their mindset and the path which they think will benefit the American public.
Feb 06, 2012 Alana rated it really liked it
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I'm a republican, but you don't have to be a republican or democrat to appreciate what Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin are trying to accomplish in this book. Our country needs a change and they have an incredible blueprint for our nation to use. I will definitely be looking into the Tea Party organization in my city and try to make a difference.
Ryan Swensen
Mar 15, 2015 Ryan Swensen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Must Read!

What is the Tea Party? It certainly isn't want the media tells you it is! If you want to know what the Tea Party represents, read this book. Nobody has any business declaring, expounding, or conjecturing about the Tea Party until they have read this book!
Jun 30, 2014 Rosemary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes, where do I sign up. I embrace the core values of fiscal responsibility, limited government and free markets.
Bill Zarges
Oct 09, 2012 Bill Zarges rated it did not like it
definitely written for the true belivers............if you think, this is a real time-waster
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Nov 17, 2013 Bekki Fahrer rated it did not like it
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“Tea Party Patriots, Inc., as an organization, believes in Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government, and Free Markets. Tea Party Patriots, Inc. is a non-partisan grassroots organization of individuals united by our core values, which derive from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Bill of Rights as explained in The Federalist Papers. We recognize and support the strength of a grassroots organization powered by activism and civic responsibility at a local level. We hold that the United States is a republic conceived by its architects as a nation whose people were granted “unalienable rights” by our Creator. Chief among these are the rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The Tea Party Patriots stand with our Founders, as heirs to the Republic, to claim our rights and duties which preserve their legacy and our own. We hold, as did the Founders, that there exists an inherent benefit to our country when private property and prosperity are secured by natural law and the rights of the individual. As an organization we do not take stances on social issues. We urge members to engage fully on the social issues they consider important and aligned with their beliefs.” 0 likes
“the Department of Energy was created, oil cost $14.40 a barrel. It now regularly exceeds $100 a barrel. Even adjusted for inflation, oil is more than twice as expensive today as it was before we had a U.S. Department of Energy. While basic economics may suggest that the rise in the price of oil is” 0 likes
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