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The Tea Party movement is a conservative American grassroots movement.

Grassroots is a political term referring to people across the Nation who personally support a particular point of view and are willing to vote, organize and volunteer in personal activism (such as marches) to support a cause. It is contrasted with hired interest groups, and people who are paid to take a particular position.

Grassroots participation in politics exemplifies the civic duties promoted by republicanism.

The grassroots are overwhelmingly conservative.

Suggested further reading

  • Jensen, Richard J. Grass Roots Politics: Parties, Issues, and Voters, 1854-1983 (1983) online edition, by a Conservapedia editor

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