From the Sam Adams Alliance…
As part of our new “Green” Energy series, we unveiled today our latest research: a study of the Tea Party as a cultural institution. SAM’s Chris Stolte explored this idea in a piece he wrote for the Daily Caller.
Tea Culture: This party is not just about politics
By Chris Stolte
American culture is complex, but most can agree that America is a culture of self-reliance and self-determination. These ingrained values are closely linked to past political movements. From the Women’s Suffrage Movement to the Civil Rights Movement, their origins can be traced to a clash between the political system and Americans’ most deeply held values.
Today we are witnessing the rise of another movement, the Tea Party, and its foundation is no less cultural.
Read Chris’s Full Commentary in the Daily Caller