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February 24, 2011


I'm a Ron Paul supporter and was there contributing to the moneybombs way back then (in 2007) - it was a very exciting part of the campaign.

But I was also frequenting several other websites back then too (and still do). One of them was the financial blog http://market-ticker.org/ run by Karl Denninger. He played a big part in organizing people for the Santelli event. And even though he's been very critical of Ron Paul, I respect his input on the broader monetary and financial issues.

Bottom line, like Reagan said:
"There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit."

This might give us some insight into the thought of a large gathering taking place 12/16/2007...

How bout' Teddy Kennedy country where the first 'angry crowd gathered in the 1770s?

Marcus, look who's at the mic. search this on YouTube.

Rand Paul at Faneuil Hall (Part 1 of 2)

Rand Paul, the middle-son of Ron Paul, speaks on behalf of his father at the Tea Party Rally in Boston on December 16th, 2007. Video provided by ...

by bostonlibertyproject | 3 years ago | 1,614 views

Well by trying not to define the TEA Party you certainly have. Someone take up the welcome mat for people and ideas.

Just a few more links just in case there are still people out there that think the tea party movement did not start with the libertarian ideals of Ron Paul and his 2008 campaign.

Rachel Maddow on the history of the tea party ...


Also Ron Paul on Rachel Maddow ...


At 2:30 Paul says, "The original tea party was held on the campaign."

Also for the record ...

Santelli gave his little tea party rant on national tv on February 16, 2009.

His rant was against the TARP, just as Mr. Carey has stated.

But it was not the start of the tea party movement, unlike what Mr. Carey has stated.

K Elaine:

Of course Dr. Paul is not the founder of the Tea Party movement.

His supporters were.

go to ...


It is actually true Ron Paul supporters were one of the first tea partiers. There's even a youtube video of the very first tea party:


When the Moderates & NeoConservatives began getting involved with the Tea Party it became partisan (us vs. the Democrats), when it should have been a movement to oppose wars, Republican Party establishment Taxation, Democratic Party, etc..

Once this occurred the american public began viewing the tea party in an increasingly negative manner. It went from being a legitimate anti-establishment movement to being a "lets get republicans elected" movement. The tea party now seems to be slowing down and once a republican gets back into the white house it'll be dead completely. Time to move on and think of something new.

Also.. I want to point out that Ron Paul doesn't want to get back to the gold standard. He wants to just legalized competing currencies.

Mr. Ryan,
I am not so sure the first "tea party" protest was in December 2007 as you said. I am certain there was a protest before that date.

If you mean rally, that's another story. But Ron Paul never claimed to be the Tea Party leader, to my knowledge.

You are exactly right Mr. Carey. I had never been to a rally, a protest or any thing like that until the TEA party event in Lexington in the rain that one day. Since then the organizers of that event have become more visible.

They are always on TV and in the news as if they speak for all of us who were there. I agree with some things they say, but not all of them.

I really don't like being lumped in with them when it comes to the candidates they support. They certainly don't speak for me in the Governor's race.

I have only been to one other event since then and I know the kind of people you are talking about that seem to be in the crowd. I have no problem if they want to dress up in costumes. At first I thought it was funny, but now it seems that the people who are starting to take over the Tea Party are those people.

As long as that is what the group has become, I won't be back.

Thank you for what you are doing.

Everything just stated has tremendous amount of value and merit, with one exception ...

"To declare that the TEA party movement has now moved on to become a hard line originalist/constitutionalist, non-inerventionist Ron Paul movement is simply wrong."

For the record ...

The first modern day Tea Party Protest was on Dec. 16 2007 and it coincided with a money bomb to raise money for Ron Paul's campaign. Rick Santelli simply jumped on the bandwagon.

So technically, the movement cannot move towards the libertarian ideals of Ron Paul.

The movement could RE-move back towards those ideals. Adding the "RE" makes the statement much more accurate.

Noone can control the movement because it is like you said ... And Dr. Paul has said the exact same thing ... Remember that?

Kudos to you for using the right term "non-interventionist" as opposed to "isolationist".

Here is one of the many promos for the event in December of 2007 ...


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