The original Boston Tea Party was on December 16, 1773. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and has often been referenced in other political protests.
On April 15, 2009, through their participation in the nationwide tax day tea parties, taxpayers all over the country will be protesting our new era of unfettered government greed. What do the tax day tea parties represent? Glad you asked — here are some statements from those who are leading the way:
While bailing out the irresponsible parties, the government is pushing hard-working Americans to the brink of another revolution. As the government works to redistribute wealth, taxpayers work more for less — and the government takes more and more.
This is truly a non-partisan and grass-roots event. Anyone in elected office, at whatever level, cannot afford to ignore this many unhappy voters. We want to send the message that these elected officials work for us. We hired them, and we can fire them. If they don't want to listen to the American people and their constituents, we will work tirelessly to retire them when they are up for re-election.
We are proud of our country and will do everything we can to stand shoulder to shoulder and protect the constitution and this great land. It is our responsibility as free citizens to speak up when we are deeply concerned about actions which will affect so many people — including our children and grandchildren. We are not subjects; we are citizens.
There will be even more tea parties on July 4. This is just the beginning!
Why I tea party like it’s 2099
I attend the tea parties as a way of showing that it saddens me to know that people who might have otherwise cured a horrible disease, designed grand buildings, created art and music, invented a car that runs on kumquats that people actually want to buy...are now spending most of their energy trying to figure out a way to write off their lawnmowers as dependents.
FOX Goes Inside the Anti-Tax Tea Parties