The Tea Party by Elizabeth Price Foley
Three Principles

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In The Tea Party: Three Principles, constitutional law professor Elizabeth Price Foley takes on the mainstream media's characterization of the American Tea Party movement, asserting that it has been distorted in a way that prevents meaningful political dialogue and may even be dangerous for America's future. Foley sees the Tea Party as a movement of principles over politics. She identifies three 'core principles' of American constitutional law that bind the decentralized, wide-ranging movement: limited government, unapologetic US sovereignty and constitutional originalism. These three principles, Foley explains, both define the Tea Party movement and predict its effect on the American political landscape. Foley explains the three principles' significance to the American founding and constitutional structure. She then connects the principles to current issues such as health care reform, illegal immigration, the war on terror, and internationalism.
 

About Elizabeth Price Foley

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Elizabeth Price Foley is the Institute for Justice Chair in Constitutional Litigation and Professor of Law at Florida International University College of Law. She is the author of The Law of Life and Death (2011) and Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality (2006). She is the author of numerous op-eds and law journal articles, with pieces appearing in the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Arizona Law Review, the Tennessee Law Review and the Food and Drug Law Journal, among others.
 
Published December 15, 2011 by Cambridge University Press. 255 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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“Those who share Dr. Foley’s ‘admiration and respect for the movement’ will find this book invigorating. Those who do not but who wish to understand the three major principles of the movement—Limited Government, U.S. Sovereignty, and Constitutional Originalism—will find it quite informative nonet...

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