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A New American Tea Party: The Counterrevolution Against Bailouts, Handouts, Reckless Spending, and More Taxes (Hardcover)

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An engaging look behind the modern day tax tea parties.

What has driven hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets in protest since late February, 2009? A cry of "enough" government expansion and interference and reassertion of individual liberty: a first principle that became a rallying cry behind a movement. A New American Tea Party presents the voices behind the growing discontent among every day citizens with increased government taxation, spending, and intervention.

Author John M. O'Hara - a rising star in the conservative/libertarian movement - played an integral role in starting the first modern day tea party in February of 2008, an effort that sparked off a nation wide movement. On tax day in April 2009, hundreds of thousands of citizens gathered in more than 800 cities to voice their opposition to out of control spending at all levels of government. In August, citizens in every state of the union made their voices heard at congressional town hall meetings. On September 12, 2009 over half a million people marched on the U.S. Capitol.

A New American Tea Party explains how these protests evolved and were organized, and distills the results-including the often bizarre media backlashes-of the movement, the philosophy behind the movement, and the road ahead. Written by one of the leading organizers behind the protests, this book shows you how the costs of bailouts and other excessive government interference today is philosophically incompatible with the founding principles of our nation and simply unsustainable for future generations.

  • Skillfully lays out the case against excessive government interference and why the tea party movement is necessary and significant
  • Written by one of the top organizers and leaders of the tea party movement
  • Offers a look into current and future policy battles and how the movement will grow in response

If you're concerned with the growth of government, the state of the union we will pass on to the next generation, and you want to see a roadmap for a better way forward, then you need to read A New American Tea Party.

About the Author


John M. O'Hara is Manager of External Relations at The Heartland Institute. Previously, he served under U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao in the administration of George W. Bush, and was a journalism fellow at the American Spectator. He has been active in political campaigns at the state and federal level, including one presidential campaign. O'Hara graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in philosophy and a concentration in the Integrated Program in Humane Studies. He studied ancient philosophy and ethics at King's College London, and was managing editor of the Kenyon Observer. For more about the author, visit JohnMOHara.com.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0470567988
ISBN-13: 9780470567982
Published: Wiley, 01/12/2010
Pages: 336
Language: English