a top-down, centrally-controlled organization. A Tea Party group in Illinois may consist of Conservatives who have quite different beliefs on major issues than a Tea Party group in say, Georgia or Arizona. Your local Tea Party is what the people who take the time to join and influence it make it. Fiscal Conservatism is the loose band the holds the TP together, but, how fiscally Conservative, well, that depends on how much help people like me get from people like you.
But, whether patriots like yourself participate or not, I see the TP as the ONLY grassroots organization capable of pushing either one of the two major parties in a Constitutionally, Conservative direction.
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