In this post in Big Hollywood, Jimmy Arone outlines Tea Party principles:
Concise Tea Party Message
What we stand for:Excellent list.
1. Limited Government - As our Founding Fathers recognized, restraint of government is necessary to protect the liberties of the people.
2. Fiscal Responsibility - Government at all levels must learn to live within its means. To saddle future generations with the crushing burden of excess spending is unconscionable.
3. Personal Responsibility - Liberty is unsustainable without responsibility. Each citizen must take responsibility for the consequences of his or her own actions while respecting the rights and dignity of others.
4. The Rule of Law - Consistent, independent and uniform application of law is critical to a free and prosperous society.
5. National Sovereignty - We must maintain a strong national defense, effective security for our borders, and sole control over land and our laws.