Post Traumatic Tea Party Syndrome

Posted on April 21, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Now what?

Hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered on an historic day last week (April 15, 2009) to protest, not so much “taxation without representation”, but, “taxatation without competent representation”.

Despite the “drug-induced” intellectual rantings from the likes of Garofalo, these protests were not about the taxes we’re paying now, or the $8 a week less we might pay if Obama keeps his word (and the track record on that is???), it’s the idea that $800 billion of our tax dollars were pissed away without anyone reading so much as the Table of Contents.

Its about the thousands upon thousands of addition “taxes” that will get passed on to middle-class Americans to pay for Obama’s Green Machine.

Yes, God-awful-hole, the Boston Tea Party was about taxation without representation.

But when those “representatives” are so negligent in their duties as to spend this kind of money for, um, well, let me think, oh yeah, NOBODY KNOWS,  haven’t they accomplished the same thing?

Where was the competent representation when this bill was passed?

Can we stage a “Tea Party” to let Congress know we want them to READ the next bill BEFORE spending our hard-earned TAX dollars?

 

So now what?

We had our Tea Party.

Obama and his propaganda machines (CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, etc) plan to let this whole thing blow over. They will minimize or mock anything that makes news on some other network. And they will simply continue as though nothing happened.

Or will they?

 

What if…

…the federal government decided that something drastic had to be done to assert its authority. So it passes the Intolerable, or Coercive, Acts. These new laws closed commerce in these Tea Party cities until they showed repentence. The laws also provided for increased federal authority in these Tea Party states…

What if ???

 

Sound impossible?

Compare that scenerio to what my 1969 World Book Encyclopedia says happened after the original Boston Tea Party:

“The British government decided that something drastic had to be done to assert

its authority. It passed the Intolerable, or Coercive, Acts in 1774. These new laws

closed Boston harbor to commerce until the city showed repentence for its “tea

party”. The laws also provided for increased British authority in Massachusetts.”

 

So now we know what happens next.

And after this, the story continues.

The First Continental Congress met in September 1774 to defend American rights.

It denounced many laws passed by parliament as violations of the rights of British colonists.

It agreed not to import any goods from Britain or Ireland after Dec 1, 1774, and not to export anything to the British Isles after Sept 10, 1775, unless the abuses had been corrected.

The congress only wanted liberty for the colonies.

The movement for full independence from Britain soon began to develop.

Patrick Henry sounded the rallying cry, “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”.

 

Fast-forward to 2009 and this could read:

The Third Continental Congress met in September 2009 to defend American rights.

It denounced many laws passed by the 111th Congress as violations of the Constitutional Rights of American citizens.

It agreed not to accept any bailout monies after Dec 1, 2009, and not to send any federal taxes to Washington DC after Sept 10, 2010, unless the abuses had been corrected.

The congress only wanted liberty for the states.

The movement for full independence from Washington soon began to develop.

The words of Patrick Henry began to be heard again throughout the land, “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”.

 

Then came the Restraining Act, the arrest of “colonial” leaders, and the use of military troops against the citizens.

Finally, there came that historic ride from that unassuming young chap, Paul Revere.

And the rest, as the say, is history.

 

I just love it when we learn from history, and our opponents don’t.

 

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