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Santelli's Manifesto: Why He Called for a 'Tea Party'

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CNBC's Rick Santelli called for a "Chicago Tea Party" Thursday, leading the charge for calls to revolt against the Obama Administration's mortgage bailout plan.

He touched a nerve, not only on the trading floor that day, but with the nation as it struggles to dig out of a mortgage crisis of epic proportions.

Rick explains what led to that "Shout Heard 'Round the World":

Rick's Revolution

America is a great country and we will overcome our current economic setbacks.

(Santelli responds to White House criticism. Click on the video at left.)

The issues that currently face us and the solutions to correct them need to be debated, vetted, and openly studied.

This should not be an issue about the political left or right.

This is an issue of discourse on a topic that affects the foundation and principles that make our country great..... free speech, contract law, freedom of the press, and most of all the legacy we leave our children and grandchildren.


Watch the original "Shout Heard Round the World" video clip. Plus, share your opinion here.

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