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Originally posted by infinite
The original "tea party" was over taxation from the Mother country and refusal to allow the 13 colonies to have their own representation i.e no taxation without representation. British colonialism, Monarchy and empire building - Not "let criticise the President because he's a liberal"
See Tea Act 1773, which resulted in the direct action protest by colonists in Boston on December 16th 1773. Then the creation of the Continental Congress, Peyton Randolph (in theory the first President of the America) and the rest is history.
I still have no idea why these "tea parties" are considered anything like the Boston tea party or revolutionary for that matter
Originally posted by Tentickles
infinite: It is taxation without representation, when our elected leaders pass a bill they dont even read.
Just because the people above them want to pass it as fast as possible.
[edit on 4/20/2009 by Tentickles]
Originally posted by antmax21
Tell that idiot to go home...
They all need to be torn down..
We are going to restructure this damn Country Again...FOR THE PEOPLE..BY THE PEOPLE
Originally posted by spec_ops_wannabe
And by the way, why are we purposely trying to draw a line in the sand saying that all politicians in DC are trash? We have Ron Paul in there as well as some others but you people are just calling for outright anarchy it would seem often times these days.
Who is to say that there aren't some good people left there that might simply be too scared to do otherwise? Some of them are simply asleep as some of us have called it. Wake them up, not all Representatives are non-representing. Some just need a good talking to. If it's a new Congressman who is going in after winning an election against the old guy why not just give them a good talking to before they get caught up in everything. Not everything is a conspiracy in the movement of politics and not everyone is involved.
Talk about paranoia.
Originally posted by chiron613
The American people are "waking up"?? Where the # have they been for the past eight years? If the people were protesting then (a very real possibility), then why didn't alternative media show more of it? I only saw a tiny handful of protests during the past administration. Of *course* MSM didn't show these; but mostly neither did the alternatives.
Why, all of a sudden, is this stuff being aired now, and where was it during Bush's term?
Something just isn't adding up here - or maybe I'm paranoid?