The Official Start of the Current Tea Party

“We’re thinking about having a Chicago Tea Party in July!”

These words were spoken from the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange by CNBC’s Rick Santelli.

The silent majority became the “Not-So-Silent Majority” on February 19, 2009.

Ron and Rand Paul were speakers at the Boston Tea Party 2008 in December of 2007. There were also many rumblings and undercurrents from around the country calling for a rebirth of the Tea Party some time before either of  these events. For me personally, this day, this video goes down in history as the official start of the current Tea Party movement!

It had been building for a long time- within a 2 month period the 2 sparks of the Official Boston Tea Party 2008 and Rick Santelli’s  rant lit the fuse that became what we have today.