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Kudos to Rick Santelli and the Tea Party Movement

If today’s Tea Party Movement had a birthdate, it would be February 19, 2009, and the birthplace would very likely be the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange when Rick Santelli and the CME’s traders expressed their outrage over the mortgage fiasco. The caption accompanying the CNBC video of Santelli provides the context:

“CNBC's Rick Santelli and the traders on the floor of the CME Group express outrage over the notion they may have to pay their neighbor's mortgage, particularly if they bought far more house than they could actually afford, with Jason Roney, Sharmac Capital.”

The movement may have started earlier with the bailouts in late 2008, but it only seemed to go viral after Santelli’s expression of rage hit the Internet. With their beliefs centered on fiscal responsibility, limited government, and free markets, the Tea Party Movement leaders and their members deserve the gratitude of all Americans who believe in liberty and freedom. On very short notice, they put on the Rally Against the Government Takeover of Health Care today at noon at the U.S. Capitol.

Learn more about the Tea Party Movement. Contact ACTA or TaxPartyPatriots.org, or the many organizations associated with the Tea Party Movement. Use your ZIP code at Tea Party Patriots to find a tea party group near you. Also use the "events icon" at their website to find one near you.

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