America was called a "Great Experiment." What is the experiment? The experiment is "Can men govern themselves?" All through history men have had kings and dictators govern them. Most of Europe has big government in control, mostly communist or socialist. America is at a crossroads right now. We already have a lot of socialism in our government... but the people still have some control. The teaparty is working to bring us back to our founders ideas. What made us GREAT was not our wealth. It was our freedom to govern ourselves. We have not fallen yet... and the next couple years we could pull out of the mess we are in. Our elected officials have almost spent us into bankruptcy. But the teaparty citizens are putting a stop to the overspending.