The Preamble says: We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The preamble says "we the people" is the government whether it is our bureaucracy or the man laying in the gutter.
The Tea Party has a distaste for the bureaucracy and perhaps wants to change it's name or merely change the way food is placed on tables. You cannot have small government with our bureaucracy when we are the government. We are always placing food trays out for plants, animals and other beings on the planet. That is beyond we the people. We have structure, human or edifice that lays the trays out.
I think the Tea Party wants to ,
"Dictate to the People!" or worse no structure.
There are 313.9 million people in the United State and they are, "We the People"