After viewing The Rachel Maddow Show’s episode on the Republican Party’s so called Tea Party, I started to think of a response to post on my blog. I contemplated the RNC’s complete lack of historical correctness when linking their current disdain for taxes with the tax issues of pre-Revolution America. Nonetheless, I was not sure how to convey some of the most straight forward facts about the real Boston Tea Party to a political party that is notorious for ignoring bothersome truths.
Fortunately, my friend Mike beat me to the punch. Mike has written a solid response to the Republican Party’s new grassroots movement, in which he states:
The use of the tea party is a not-so-clever reference to the Boston tea party. History buffs will remember that our forefathers revolted against the British government demanding there be no taxation without representation. Too bad Republicans have representation, and they also oppose the inclusion of Washington D.C. in the U.S. Congress (the only area of the United States that is taxed without representation). If we ignore these inconvenient facts, then they might actually be onto something.
Be sure to read more of Mike’s thoughts at keatingreport.com.