In the aftermath of a partial government shutdown and opposition from some Republicans, some might say the Tea Party is in decline. Actually, the opposite is true. It is gaining momentum, and it has also gone global.
That's right. Tea Parties have sprung up in other countries in the past few years. They were formed by people who grew tired of big government and were also inspired by the Tea Party movement in America. Perhaps the biggest Tea Party outside of the United States is the Australian Tea Party.
Meanwhile, Australia's neighbor New Zealand also has its own Tea Party. In fact, the New Zealand Tea Party is now a political party (so far the only Tea Party in the world to do so).
Tea Parties are also popping up throughout Europe- the Tea Party in Italy is perhaps the most active. In addition, Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, and Russia have Tea Parties, while one is also being established in Germany.
Other countries that have Tea Parties are as follows: Canada, Colombia, Argentina, Georgia, Israel, Nepal, and Japan.
Countries that don't have Tea Parties but should include the following: Mexico, Honduras, Brazil, Ireland, Portugal, France, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, South Africa, and India.
The more Tea Parties there are, the better. In fact, there is a Worldwide Tea Party Movement.