Where Were You When The Tea Party Started?

2009 Tea Party Rally Loranger Square Monroe

In 2007 a group of Constitutional Conservative executive committee members of the Monroe County Republican Party formed a caucus in direct response to the moderate liberal left who controlled the Party. The caucus was named the Constitutional Caucus of Monroe County. As one of the founders I and others formed an executive committee, wrote a mission statement and created by-laws from which to follow. 

This was not well received by the local Republican Party and soon operatives were sent in to infiltrate and co-opt this new caucus. When we caught one of them recording one of our meetings without our knowledge or permission we knew we had a problem. Because of the rules and by-laws we created we couldn’t just boot this individual out because it would go against the very foundation that the caucus was formed on.

The answer was simple and we would disband the caucus and form a new one with a new name called the Conservative Caucus of Monroe County. Safeguards were put in place or so we thought as to prevent those who disagreed with this newly formed caucus. The established local Republican Party was relentless in destroying this caucus that they deemed a real and present threat to their power and control.

2009 Tea Party Booth Monroe Fair

It seems everyone has a price and will sell out for their 30 pieces of silver and that’s exactly what happened to this group in which now only resembles a shadow of it’s former self with few remaining members. Does this sound familiar of what has happened with some Tea Parties around the state? Take a look at just some of the educational events and Tea Party rallies that we put on as to educate and inform the citizens see link below.


The Tea Party movement is an American political movement that advocates strict adherence to the United States Constitution, reducing U.S. government spending and taxes, and reduction of the U.S. national debt and federal budget deficit. The movement has been called partly conservative, partly libertarian, and partly populist. The movement has sponsored protests and supported political candidates since 2009.

2 Thoughts on “Where Were You When The Tea Party Started?

  1. Sheri Wiggins on June 8, 2013 at 9:30 am said:

    WOW…. This is so enlightening! I know the TEA Party is feared and effective and that this was bound to happen. Thank you for all you do and have done!! We all must do our part to stop the madness and that “never quit” spirit of yours, well, THAT is the sign of a TRUE Patriot and I am proud to call you FRIEND!

  2. The Wayne County Taxpayers Association was Incorporated in 1982. We are non profit but are not tax exempt for a reason. We have had our ups and downs in the last 31 years. Never give up. Be fearless and steadfast in your principles and try to make a difference. You will find that even a few people can make a difference. Nazi Germany was a result of a few people’s initiative as well as a revolution in France and the United States. Even if you stand alone, keep standing.

    If we ever intend to win, we must help other groups when we agree with them without severing relationships when we don’t. Keep up the good fight.

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