Covenant of Liberty
The most powerful populist movement in nearly a century, the Tea Party is currently reconfiguring American government at every level. In Covenant of Liberty, Michael Patrick Leahy, one of the movement's early leaders, explores the Tea Party's ideological origins, tracing them back to the traditions of English liberty that inspired our Founding Fathers. Leahy clearly and cogently defines the Tea Party for anyone misled by the campaign of misinformation launched by political opponents who falsely brand it as racist and xenophobic, demonstrating instead how its core principles of limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility place it squarely in the mainstream of the American founding tradition. He also sheds light on its unique organizational methods, and shows its growing international appeal. Covenant of Liberty is a must read for all concerned Americans who want to know how their nation began, where it is going, and where it must go.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 134.87 x 203.2 x 16.51mm | 505g
- 12 Mar 2013
- HarperCollins Publishers
- New York, NY, United States
- Firsttion ed.
In Covenant of Liberty, tea party leader Michael Patrick Leahy shows how the tea partiers have reinjected the ideas and principles of the Founding Fathers into political discourse--and the revolutionary effect they have had."--Michael Barone, senior political analyst, Washington Examiner