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Today We Are One: Photos from the Tea Party's One-Year Anniversary

Exactly one year ago, the "Tea Party" movement was born.

Though there is no exact date marking the precise emergence of the Tea Party movement, everyone agrees that it coalesced sometime in late February, 2009, in response to the massive government spending program called "The Stimulus Bill." Since that time, the Tea Party movement has grown to stand in opposition to "Big Government" in all its forms, and in commemoration of its one-year anniversary, several cities hosted Tea Party Birthday Parties on Saturday. This post is a photo safari to the various BirthTea Parties around the country.

New York

Urban Infidel covered the New York birthday party and brought home these pictures:

St. Louis

Gateway Pundit featured coverage of Saturday's party in St. Louis, where 1,500 people gathered at the foot of the Gateway Arch:

Temecula, California

The American Power Blog documented the festivities in Temecula in southern California, where a small BirthTea Party erupted on Saturday. Attendees including the dreaded Tax Zombie (no relation):