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Today's the anniversary of the original Tea Party
Posted on 12/16/2013 5:10:49 PM PST by grumpygresh
The Boston Tea Party (initially referred to by John Adams as "the Destruction of the Tea in Boston") was a nonviolent political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. Disguised as American Indians, the demonstrators destroyed the entire supply of tea sent by the East India Company in defiance of the American boycott of tea carrying a tax the Americans had not authorized. They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor, ruining the tea. The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution.
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Now, it's our turn.
I have read that the men who participated in the raid paid for the tea they destroyed so that it could not be said that they were vandalizing other people’s property.
posted on 12/16/2013 5:19:20 PM PST
by Blood of Tyrants
(From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
posted on 12/16/2013 5:45:15 PM PST
To: Pharmboy; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks grumpygresh. Happy Anniversary, all!
posted on 12/16/2013 6:00:00 PM PST
Have you seen that nasty little lizard mocking the original and the current Tea Parties? This is for him.
posted on 12/16/2013 6:07:30 PM PST
by Dr. Thorne
("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
Happy Anniversary, all!
i hope you are buying the rounds cause my ammo dealer is out unless we are just being cheezy but the drinks are on me
Thanks for posting that... I never actually read that account.
Interesting how they gave political leadership the opportunity to prevent this, but the guy hid. Also, good to read of the vultures trying to take unspoiled tea for their personal use.
posted on 12/16/2013 6:12:14 PM PST
To: grumpygresh; SunkenCiv; indcons; Chani; thefactor; blam; aculeus; ELS; Doctor Raoul; ...
Thanks for the post, grumpygresh, and the ping, SunkenCiv.
The RevWar/Colonial History/General Washington ping list...wishes you all a wonderful Christmas!
posted on 12/16/2013 7:58:50 PM PST
(Democrats lie because they must.)
posted on 12/17/2013 6:32:41 AM PST
(Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
Thanks for the ping, Pharm
posted on 12/17/2013 7:09:37 AM PST
(..sooner, rather than later..)
Thank you, and a Blessed Christmas to you!
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