The Boston Tea Party. The British continued to add tax upon tax on the American colonies. The people in the colonies protested and were ignored by the British. Once the British added a tax to tea, the colonists had enough and threw the tea on three ships overboard to send a message to the crown. This all sounds eerily familiar.
This year, due to the enormous overreach of our federal government, we have seen the formation of what is called the Tea Party movement which refers back to the event that happened on this date. The federal government continues to tax and spend with no regard to our opinions, our concerns or the damage they are doing to our economy and debt. We have called, e-mailed, protested throughout the nation and have been ignored.
Personally, I believe we need to party like it's 1773!
Read an account of the Boston Tea Party here.
Timeline of events preceding the Boston Tea Party.