The Tea “Party” is not a political party. It is made up of completely separate groups that spontaneously erupted across the nation in 2009.
The lack of central leadership in the Tea Party movement has been a cornerstone of its grass roots nature. (Note: Some groups have a loose affiliation with other Tea Party movements.)
Each group has a different “mission” but they are dedicated to educate in order to evoke change for the benefit of the people.
The Tea Party focus is on fiscal conservatism, reducing the federal budget deficit as well as the national debt, and advocating the country’s adherence to the original interpretation of the U.S. Constitution with the belief that the judiciary should only uphold the law and not create new law.
The movement is conservative as well as libertarian, favoring decreased taxes as well as decreased spending by the government — individual freedom and smaller government as well as lower taxes.
Their motto is: Think nationally, act locally.