Few people will argue that what the Tea Party stands for is not, at the very least, a great push toward individual liberty: free markets, fiscal responsibility, and constitutionally limited government have all been the main focus of the Tea Party, at least in principle, since its inception during the Obama Administration.
Luckily, those principles have spread across the pond to Europe, sparking similar movements to reduce the democratic welfare state which has controlled the lives of Europeans for the greater part of a century.
Luca Bocci, Head of International Outreach for Tea Party Italia, was kind enough to answer a few questions for me over email in this interview. They face the same problems, such as “attempts by career politicians to hijack the movement and use it for their personal interests,” but they also share the same goals, including “the end of the social-democrat experiment and the return to a culture of self-reliance in every aspect of the political discourse.”
‘United we stand, across the seas’ has been a sort of mantra from day one. Putting these words into practice has been much more difficult than we imagined, but also potentially more rewarding than we could have ever imagined. ~ Luca Bocci
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