The Tea Party movement is not a cult, it is merely patriots, of all belief systems, coming together to help turn america back into a nation whose people are free. I will go through you first link with you and tell you why it is not a cult. I am going to talk about each section on that site starting with PARAGRAPH 1:
There is no supreme leader of the Tea Party movement, that has the final ruling on what the Tea Party members do in their lives, and people do not drop their families, jobs, careers, and friends to follow anyone.
Most of these people are in the Tea Party movement to better America for everyone, not just to help themselves(although there probably a few just trying to profit themselves), they are driven for their love and devotion to the U.S., not to themselves.
The Tea Party movement does not dictate what its members wear, eat, where they work, and what they think and say, much the opposite.
The Tea Party movement wants people to help turn this country around, but their is a difference between cultist recruiting and asking someone to help do something good. The Tea Party movement is to purify America, and return the freedoms to the people, not just to grow, using people's money. Its purpose is to better the future generation, not to become wealthy.
The Tea Party movement does not claim that it is offering something new, that is the only viable system for change, it is merely calling patriots together to see if they can help America get its freedoms back.
The Eight Points:
1.The Tea Party movement does not restrict communication with others outside the group, rather, the opposite, members want, people to tell others.
2. The Tea Party does not claim that a miracle or prophetic word was passed on to one of its members.
3.The Tea Party is not asking for perfection, merely that the American people get their rights given back to them.
4.The Tea Party does not take confessions
5.The Tea Party does not claim that their beliefs apply to everything, and that you must conform to a certain doctrine.
6.The Tea Party has not tried to create a new vocabulary for its members.
7.There is no absolute doctrine in the Tea Party movement, its members hold many different beliefs.
8.The Tea Party does not claim that salvation can only be acquired by members of the group.
Some people just do not like the Tea Party movement, and will call it a Cult, just because they do not like the people in it. I am not saying you are one of those people. I am just saying if you are gonna post a belief on the Web, then at least research it before you post it, I have made a fool of myself many times on the web, by posting something I believed, but had not researched. See how your 100% went to 0% that quickly. I would give something a little research before I posted it.