Taxed Enough Already?
What are we about?
We are a grassroots citizen empowerment movement. The individuals that comprise the TEA Party Movement believe in many different views on many subjects.
But We Share …
Welcome to the Australian T.E.A. Party Movement
Who are we?
We are NOT a political party; indeed we are Non-Party-Political choosing to support or oppose whoever best helps the ideas and beliefs of our movement regardless of their party affiliation.
How do you know if you, like over 50 million people worldwide are a natural Tea Party Movement supporter?
Can the Tea Party Movement be of benefit to you?
It really is very simple.
We ask 2 basic questions.
What is, and what should be the role of government in the economy?
What is, and what should be the role of government in peoples lives?
If you think that the answers to what is versus what should be are very different- Then you are a natural Tea Party Movement supporter.
Do you feel that you have lost your voice?
Have government and entrenched elites become the master and not the servant?
Do you feel that members of these elites have too much control in both major political parties?
Do you think that real choices that would actually work —making life better— are never presented?
Do you feel that, every day, government gets bigger and your burden of paying for it grows heavier?
Are you searching for something to do about it?
The Tea Party Movement can help you do something about it!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WE ARE OFTEN ASKED AS TO THE MEANING OF THE
SIMPLY … THE UPSIDE DOWN TEACUP IN THE SAUCER SYMBOLISES 2 THINGS.
FIRSTLY : THE UNIVERSAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE UPSIDE DOWN TEACUP IN THE SAUCER
IS THAT IT CONVEYS THE MESSAGE THAT …
WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH !
EVEN THE MOST INSISTANT HOST FINDS IT IMPOSSIBLE TO POUR MORE WHEN THE CUP IS UPSIDE DOWN !
SECONDLY : IN AUSTRALIAN CULTURE IF A MAN PUTS HIS GLASS UPSIDE DOWN ON THE BAR IT
I AM READY FOR A FIGHT .
T.E.A OF COURSE MEANS : TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY !
WHY THE TEA PARTY ? ISN’T THAT AN AMERICAN ONLY THING ?
HAHAHA … WELL I SUPPOSE YOU COULD ARGUE THAT DEMOCRACY IS A GREEK ONLY THING… AND THAT A REPUBLIC IS AN ANCIENT ROMAN ONLY THING OR THAT A CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY IS A BRITISH ONLY THING…. YOU COULD I SUPPOSE BUT YOU WOULD HAVE TO WAIT SOME TIME FOR THE LAUGHING TO STOP.
THE POINT I SUSPECT IS THAT HUMAN IDEAS DO TRAVEL ACROSS NATIONAL BORDERS (WHICH CAN CHANGE OVER TIME AND WHICH ARE HUMAN CONSTRUCTS AFTER ALL)….IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THERE ARE POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES IN BRANDING AND MARKETING IDEAS AROUND THE WORLD. THE AUSTRALIAN TEA PARTY IS UNAFRAID AND UNBENDING TO THE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IDEA THAT ONLY LEFT WING ORGANISATIONS CAN BE WORLD WIDE AND OPERATE EVERYWHERE USING COMMONLY AGREED PRINCIPLES , TERMS OR NAMES……WE DISCUSSED THIS IN OUR ORIGINAL WEBSITE INTRO.
The Boston Tea party
was a people’s uprising against the abuse of
government power against
its citizens in 1773.
Their motto was: “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION”
And while this was part of American history the sentiment is universal.
We have borrowed and modified this saying to reflect citizens frustration with government engorgement and our apparent powerlessness to reduce or even restrict it. “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REAL REPRESENTATION”
IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE AVERAGE CITIZENS BEING EMPOWERED AGAINST BIG GOVERNMENT AND SUPPORT BROAD AND DIVERSE GROUPS OF GRASS ROOTS PEOPLE WHO OFTEN DISAGREE ON SOME THINGS ….
WHY DO YOU REQUIRE ALL PEOPLE TO AGREE TO CERTAIN PRINCIPLES BEFORE JOINING?
We absolutely require all members and supporters to follow a strict code of zero tolerance for racism,
and support the peaceful respect for the opinions and freedoms of others.
(JUST TO CLARIFY … THIS DOES NOT MEAN WE AGREE WITH THEM (OPINIONS) OR RESPECT THEM AS VALID OR WORTHWHILE … RATHER WE RESPECT THE FREEDOM OF PEOPLE TO HOLD THEM DESPITE OUR DISAGREEMENT)
“Our individual freedoms depend on respecting those of others”
The Editor 2010
HOPE THAT CLEARS SOME THINGS UP!