The Tea-Party movement is nourished by a very American creed, namely that governments don’t have the answers, that reform comes from below, that people are wiser than their leaders. By taking their message directly to the streets, the tea partiers changed minds in a way that politicians couldn’t according to Daniel Hannan, author of The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America,
The tea-party phenomenon is an example of that rare thing, a genuinely spontaneous popular movement. It has grown and changed, but it has stayed committed to smaller government. The conservative voice is alive and the genie is out of the bottle.