Editor’s Note. In an article published in World Net Daily, Virginia business and criminal defense attorney Jonathon Moseley provides six reasons why the grassroots tea party movement has achieved phenomenal success in its short history and will continue to be a major force in American politics.
The tea party is not a political party. It never has been. The tea party never set as its goal defeating every single incumbent Republican officeholder. The fact that the tea party has taken the scalps of about 50 House Democrats in the 2010 election and several giants in the Republican establishment during 2010 and 2012 is a bonus. That is far in excess of what the tea-party movement ever expected to accomplish. …
But the purpose of the tea party was to protest financial irresponsibility, excessive regulation strangling liberty and the economy, and business as usual in Washington (voting for bills no one has read, for example). The tea party was always about promoting issue positions for financial responsibility. The tea party was not primarily about running candidates.
Author Information. Jonathon Moseley is a Virginia business and criminal defense attorney. Mr. Moseley is also a co-host with the “Conservative Commandos” radio show and an active member of the Northern Virginia Tea Party. He studied Physics at Hampshire College, Finance at the University of Florida and Law at George Mason University in Virginia. Mr. Moseley promoted Reagan’s policies at High Frontier and the Center for Peace in Freedom. He worked at the U.S. Department of Education, including at the Center for Choice in Education. He can be reached at Contact@JonMoseley.com.