Coffee Party Goals vs. Tea Party Patriots Mission Statement

I was looking for goals and core values on both official party websites and found the following:

Coffe Party Goals:

In general, the Coffee Party mission is to create an informed and involved citizenry. We aspire to create a community of people who care about facts, solutions, the sanctity of our democracy and one another. We continue to cultivate our values — civility, respect, personal responsibility and compassion — and integrate them into our actions, the Coffee Party methodology for social change.

And for the tea party:

Tea Party Patriots, Inc. as an organization believes in the Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government, and Free Markets. […]. We hold that the United States is a republic conceived by its architects as a nation whose people were granted “unalienable rights” by our Creator. Chiefly among these are the rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The Tea Party Patriots stand with our founders, as heirs to the republic, to claim our rights and duties which preserve their legacy and our own. We hold, as did the founders, that there exists an inherent benefit to our country when private property and prosperity are secured by natural law and the rights of the individual.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? The Coffee party focuses much more on commen sense and favors informed and involved citizens wishing to create a government which serves the people and not the economy. The Tea Party, however, bases all their beliefs and values on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States and even supports a free market with less restrictions as you can see in the following quote:

Our current government’s interference distorts the free market and inhibits the pursuit of individual and economic liberty.

Seems like the financial crisis didn’t affect the Tea Party supporters at all if they even want to deregulate the economy further. After all it was the only-profit-counts ideology of the American banking sector which caused most of the banks and the enonomy to collapse.

Published in: on July 13, 2010 at 8:08 am  Leave a Comment  

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