…after the Boston Tea Party, we have a political movement styling itself the Tea Party. But where is the refusal to comply, and active resistance to intolerable government activity that characterized the original?
Perhaps today is an appropriate day to quote the organizer of the 1773 event:
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
― Samuel Adams