Taking a cue from CNBC commentator Rick Santelli’s tirade against a plan to bail out underwater mortgages, the modern tea party has turned into a passionate protest movement against government growth in general and the Affordable Care Act in particular. According to Professor of Government Joseph Reisert, true reform cannot be accomplished by restoration of long-dead practices; rather, it requires bold political action that re-inspires and reanimates those with passion for liberty.