Tuesday, January 12, 2010


A NEW AMERICAN TEA PARTYThe Counterrevolution Against Bailouts, Handouts,
Reckless Spending, And More Taxes

By John M. O'Hara
Foreword by Michelle Malkin

According to a recent WSJ/NBC News poll, the tea party movement currently boasts higher favorability ratings than either the Democratic or Republican Parties. Could this be true? Yes, in fact the "tea party movement" is one of the biggest news stories of 2009 and may be one of the most significant political movements of our time.

Since February 2009, hundreds of thousands of Americans have taken the initiative to organize in towns and cities across the nation in protest of the swift, radical expansions of the size and scope of government. These protests of government intervention and intrusion have been met with great controversy.

Counterrevolutionary and author of the new book A NEW AMERICAN TEA PARTY, John M. O'Hara was there at the beginning of the movement helping to sow the seeds of this popular uprising. O'Hara is one of millions of Americans that have helped shape and permanently change the political landscape of this country.

"Like our republic, this movement's power is derived from the people and its momentum is carried by the people, by individual Americans concerned with the future of our nation." - John M. O'Hara

A NEW AMERICAN TEA PARTY is an insider's account on the history of the modern day tax tea parties, the principles they are grounded in, and their future agenda. A young rising star in the center-right movement, O'Hara brings a fresh, witty perspective on the principles behind the tea parties and the steps that lay ahead to bring those principles to bear in the political process.

In light of continuing, high-profile legislative battles over the economy, universal health care, cap and trade and forthcoming "bell weather" mid-term elections, this book couldn't be timelier. A NEW AMERICAN TEA PARTY ties together the underlying principles of the tea party movement, the policy battles they are in large part a reaction to, and the road ahead. Giving concise, organized explanations, this book:
  • Chronicles what sparked the protests, why they were necessary, and makes the case for why the movement can and will continue to be a formidable political force;
  • Details the often malicious media and political backlash to the movement;
  • Paints a vivid picture of the vastly differing principles and approaches of activism on the Left and the Right;
  • Discusses timely issues including the heated national health care debate, "cap and trade," unions, ACORN, and more; and
  • Presents a call to action and discusses a road to victory for the movement and the principles it espouses.
The tea party protestors have been maligned by everyone from major news commentators to senior White House officials. They've been called fringe and "unhealthy." These widely popular protests have been written off as mere conservative tantrums following the election of Barack Obama. However, as O'Hara explains, the protests are non-partisan, highly principled, healthy exercises of First Amendment speech. They represent a gut reaction upon which the Framers counted in times of dramatic, inappropriate, and even unconstitutional government expansion. In A NEW AMERICAN TEA PARTY, O'Hara provides a steppingstone for anyone wanting to better understand the movement and those seeking to rally to support the cause.

About the Author: John M. O'Hara is Assistant Director of Communications at The Heartland Institute. Previously, he worked in the U.S. Department of Labor for Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao. John graduated from Kenyon College where he studied philosophy and political science and was managing editor of The Kenyon Observer. He is a contributor to BigGovernment.com and has appeared as a commentator on a number of local and national radio and television programs. Visit his Web site at http://www.johnmohara.com/.

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