Tea Party Is Unbroken
The reports of the deaths of the tea party and of the American republic are greatly exaggerated.
March 4, 2022
The pollster that keeps getting it right, Trafalgar , in January and February found that likely voters preferred Republicans over Democrats in the midterm general elections by unprecedented margins of 13.2%  and 12.5% .
These numbers reflect that the Tea Party never was broken , never went away, and is getting stronger.
Various commentators are able to claim otherwise only because they won’t acknowledge, or they can’t see, that Progressives and constitutionalists achieve their desired outcomes by entirely-different mechanisms.
Progressives Bypass the Constitution
Progressives don’t have constitutional laws or majorities of voters on their side. They need to bypass the Constitution.
They use academic writers , media , Astroturf organizations , and misleading statistics  and polls to fabricate impressions that people are demanding government solutions. They use the resulting media storms  to push through big statutes that aren’t actually laws but instead are unconstitutional grants of power to departments and agencies .
These organizations then hire paid activists to work for years to create unconstitutional controls over us.
This is not at all how constitutionalists work.
Constitutionalists Use Existing Powers
Constitutionalists do have constitutional laws and majorities of voters on their side. Rather than pushing for new grants of power, they need only use the powers they already have.
The actions that matter for constitutionalists aren’t demonstrations, big statutes, and big opinions.
The actions that matter for constitutionalists are voting, activism advancing legislation that limits governments, and getting constitutionalist candidates to run.
On all three fronts, the news is both good and hopeful:
Tea-party groups and publicity aren’t the key to limiting our governments. The key is for tea-party supporters to keep advancing along the learning curves they’re already on. They’re already getting there .
The Boston Tea Party reflected the desire for freedom of the majority of American colonists . This tea-party resolve for freedom remains unbroken.
James Anthony is the author of The Constitution Needs a Good Party and rConstitution Papers, has written in The Federalist, American Thinker, Foundation for Economic Education, and American Greatness, and publishes rConstitution.us. Mr. Anthony is an experienced chemical engineer with a master’s in mechanical engineering.