ReTea Party, April 1st...

page: 1
6

log in

join

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 10:13 AM
link   
First off, if this thread be in the wrong spot please move to correct location. (thanks O glorious admins
)


On April 1st, our establishment will know that our freedom to succeed can no longer be sacrificed at the risk of our future. With sincerity and respect, we ask that you join us on April 1st, 2009, in sending the Oval Office a Tea Bag, in honor of the party in Boston on December 16, 1773, and in anticipation of its nationwide symbolic re-enactment in the summer of 2009.


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 has often been referenced in other political protests.

It is time again. Time to send a message to these tyrants. Time to let them know (peacefully) that we have had it. We are tired of having our freedoms stolen from us. Tired of being lied to. Tired of being taxed illegally. Tired of all the racial instigation (I don't give a damn if you're black, white, yellow, brown, or green with pink polka dots) Tired of our country being torn apart. Most of all, I'm tired of seeing what we've become, the bully.

One week from tomorrow (April 1st) I will send a teabag to the white house to let them know that I have had it. No, this isn't a joke. Tell them how you feel.

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Source

EDIT: As a side note, this is not my project. I merely found it. All credit(s) go to those that appear on the site.

[edit on 24-3-2009 by Sliick]

[edit on 24-3-2009 by Sliick]




posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 10:47 AM
link   
I'll be sending one, anyone else?

Post here if you will send one...



posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 11:17 AM
link   
I will be joining in on this protest.

Let it never be said that I did not attempt to negotiate with them using their own rules of order.

And if negotiations end up breaking down... well...

LET THE NEW ORDER OF MAN BEGIN!!!!!!








[edit on 24-3-2009 by TruthMagnet]



posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 11:19 AM
link   
Well its nice and all...but thats like throwing cupcakes at a thief,it may make a statement but it sure as hell wont stop the thief ie government.



posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 11:23 AM
link   
reply to post by Solomons
 

It doesn't just make a statement, it screams one. Back in 1773, It really pissed the king off. Must have been big back then, so it will be huge now.



posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 11:24 AM
link   
Why on earth did they choose April Fool's Day as the date to 'teabag' the Whitehouse? Most of the people who read the story aren't going to believe it.



posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 11:25 AM
link   
GREAT idea and way to start! I'm sending one!



posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 11:28 AM
link   
If you don't mind, I'll send one from Canada. They'll probably throw it out because it's Canadian, and therefore to be disrespected... but the message would be heard. The message would be that the troubles they're causing affect the entire world, and it's not just the good American people who are pissed.



posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:49 PM
link   
reply to post by Sliick
 


I do hope that President Obama does the right thing and appoints a special prosecutor to prosecute the war crimes committed by the past Administration. We need to be looked at as the leaders of freedom, not the torturers of peoples.

People need to send a letter instead to demand the prosecution of such crimes. We as a nation condone them if we let the perpetrators get away with them.

The Japanese generals were sentenced to death for waterboarding, the same crime "okayed" by the last Administration. We are no better than past dictators and criminals if nothing is done.



posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 02:12 PM
link   
We'll see if the media decides to cover the White House receiving 10,000 tea bags in the mail.

My guess is they will just ignore it, and only about 10,000 people will ever know this took place.



posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 08:48 PM
link   
I will be sending a family sized T-bag.
I think nyk may be right.....but no reason too not do it anyway!
They will probably just have tea in the rose garden

Peace



posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 02:53 PM
link   
I do wonder where was the outrage when it was found out that the Bush Administration was wiretapping its citizens without a warrant?

I wonder where was the tea party when the Graham Leach Bliley Act was passed in 1999 allowing banks to merge with riskier financial institutions? Only eight Senators opposed the act, and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota was one of them.

I wonder where the tea party is and outrage about the memos from the Bush Administration's plans to trash the First and Fourth Amendments?

I wonder where the outrage is about the alleged assassination squads approved by Dick Cheney?

People are upset over the tax cuts (that Sen McCain was originally opposed to) not being renewed. People are upset for the budgets actually including the cost of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. People are upset against re-regulating Wall Street and the fat cats who run it.

People are against Socialism and any type of government intervention. Do they want a return to the Robber Barons of the past? Do they want the elimination of Social Security, unemployment benefits, and other programs to help those in need? Do they want to eliminate the FDA and bring meat back to the pre Upton Sinclair days?

What exactly is this tea party protesting?



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 03:23 PM
link   
How many here find it ironic that President Obama spent the Tea Party day in England hobnobbing with Queen Elizabeth II?



posted on May, 20 2009 @ 05:07 PM
link   
Well duh. . .

The original Boston Tea Party was among other things about taxation without representation. There was nobody to advocate for the colonies in Great Britain so they had no voice in the taxation process.

You teabaggers have representation -- in the House and Senate and in your state and local governments. Your power is in the ballot box. You have it, you just don't like it. You're not in the majority anymore, Toto.

In the original Boston Tea Party the perpetrators tried to shift blame onto native Americans by dressing up as Indians, complete with war paint. The disguise didn't work too well, but the fact remains that they tried. At least the teabaggers have the good grace not to blame a minority group this time, though I sense a certain animosity toward a particular black man.

Last, but not least, you teabaggers forget Herbert Hoover. Let me remind you that he was president of the United States at the beginning of the last Great Depression in the 1930's. He did then what ya'll want to do now--didn't rescue the banks or intervene in Wall Street, provided no stimulus, cut way back on government spending. His program failed miserably. The tent cities that sprang up after millions had lost their homes were called "Hoovervilles" in his honor. It took Franklin D. Roosevelt to get the country out of that mess.

Some of the saner elements in this country don't want a repeat of Hoover's mistakes.

You will notice that there were no arrests and no one is being persecuted for sending their little tea bags to Washington. Freedom of speech still prevails.

You'll just have to excuse those of us who had better things to do at the time.





new topics
top topics
 
6

log in

join