Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The First Tea Party 236 Years Ago

The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and reference is often made to it in other political protests.

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Tea Party Patriots 2009

Tea Party Patriots of today have many concerns, but almost all of them agree that government is not the answer to all of our problems. Out of control government spending and assaults on Capitalism are destroying our country as we know it. Those who are ok with less Capitalism must be ok with whatever takes its place? Tea Party Patriots of today do not care what party or label you belong to, they want common sense, personal responsibility and accountability returned to the people who represent and work for us. A majority of us realize the label of a party is not working for us, because if it were the Tea Party movement would not exist.

No matter how much you protest, email, phone, visit and write them, only a few politicians will be impacted by we the people due to huge amounts of money in politics. The old saying "they are all crooks" is not just a saying it is true because we the people keep re-electing them. After 2010 there are going to be a few less crooks in the republican party as the moderate republicans are eliminated.("In politics the middle way is none at all." John Adams) Every spending bill that is signed into law passes by just a couple votes, loaded up with pork to take back to the "bring home the bacon citizens" that re-elected the crook politicians. The Tea Party Movement of 2009 may only impact a few politicians but could make all the difference in the world.

With out a leader, the impact of The New Tea Party Movement is having an effect and proves that We The People are the leaders and in 2010 we will not follow career politicians in any party, we will remove them.

HWR ************* Thirteen stars changed the world. For the better!

2 comments:

The Church Lady said...

This post says it all, FW. BTW, I do pay attention and I agree with you whole heartedly. Why can't others see the writing on the wall? Perhaps "others" truly do believe in capitalism.

farider said...

Another well written post. You are right that in 2010 a clean sweep of all career seat holders will take place and the start of a new time in politics...Honesty for the people. No more politics as usual. Loved your statement, 13 stars changed the world. Sounds like a good sign to me.