Talk:Tea Party movement

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Semi-protected edit request on 16 February 2017[edit]

After the last line in the second paragraph, ending "...internal politics of the Republican Party.", I would like to insert the sentence below. My suggested sentence goes with the prior sentence in that the Tea Party Caucus represented a significant challenge to the Republican Party (at least in Congress).

Although the Tea Party is not a party in the classic sense of the word, research has shown that members of the Tea Party Caucus vote like an independent, third party in Congress.[1] (talk) 17:26, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Done — Train2104 (t • c) 15:49, 19 February 2017 (UTC)


  1. ^ Ragusa, Jordan; Gaspar, Anthony (2016). "Where's the Tea Party? An Examination of the Tea Party's Voting Behavior in the House of Representatives". Political Research Quarterly. 69 (2): 361–372. 

Fixing Dead links/Some Citation-needed[edit]

Citation Needed:

References to the Boston Tea Party were part of Tax Day protests held in the 1990s and before.[2][3][4][5] In 1984, David H. Koch and Charles G. Koch of Koch Industries founded Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE), a conservative political group whose self-described mission was "to fight for less government, lower taxes, and less regulation." Congressman Ron Paul was appointed as the first chairman of the organization. The CSE lobbied for policies favorable to corporations, particularly tobacco companies.[citation needed] -

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This article should be grouped with political movement articles, not taxation articles, as the Tea Party ideology has always encompassed a lot more than just tax protest. Sadly there are no navboxes for political movements that I could find; someone would have to create one. Pariah24 (talk) 14:34, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Misinformation: Desire to repeal 14 Amendment[edit]

Towards the end of the fourth paragraph of the "Agenda" section, it states that "Several constitutional amendments have been targeted by some in the movement for full or partial repeal, including the 14th, 16th, and 17th." The article cited for this information makes no mention of wanting to repeal the 14th, only the 16th and 17th, in addition to adding a "Repeal Amendment." I see this as a potentially significant error in the section because it could make a serious implication that, without proper evidence, the Tea Party movement supports unequal rights and potentially racism. If they do in fact wish to repeal the 14th, there needs to be other information cited and have this topic expanded upon, explaining why they want it repealed, including potentially less than honorable tendencies if that is a valid and sensible claim according to provided trustworthy (i.e. unbiased and factual) information. Patriotic524 (talk) 05:57, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

This is not to mention that such a movement to repeal that amendment would seem to contradict the spirit of the movement described in the rest of the article. Patriotic524 (talk) 06:03, 6 August 2018 (UTC)