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The Tea Party: Three Principles

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"In The Tea Party: Three Principles, Elizabeth Price Foley asserts that the mainstream media's characterization of the American Tea Party movement is distorted. Foley sees the decentralized, wide-ranging group as a movement bound by allegiance to three "core principles" of American constitutional law: limited government, unapologetic U.S. sovereignty, and co
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 5th 2012 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 31st 2012)
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Jul 15, 2012 Darwyyn rated it it was ok
The Tea Party remains the most controversial grassroots political movement of the day, from it's inception in late 2008 to the present. Price Foley identifies three pillars of the movement - limited government, U.S. sovereignty, and constitutional originalism. While the third pillar is correctly understood as an offshoot or defensive mechanism to threats against the second, Price Foley both explains and apologizes for the Tea Party on these pillars. While limited government and constitutional or ...more
Feb 12, 2012 David rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Political Junkies
Recommended to David by: NYJB
Dr. Foley provides the reader with a promise in the Preface:

“It is important to understand what this book is not about. It’s not a book about policy or politics . . . I teach constitutional law, so this book has tried to maintain a laser-beam focus on the constitutional principles I see as unifying the Tea Party movement.”

This promise, unfortunately, is not kept, as evidenced by the political focus, by the failure to correct factual inaccuracies, and the TPM/Libertarian philosophical positions c
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