"Upset with how our tax money has been wasted, Americans hosted tea parties around the country. These protests saw angry and fed-up people waving placards and chanting accusations. In addition, many were seen in colonial costume to hearken the original Boston Tea Party. (Did they really want to be taken seriously?) While there are similarities, this is hardly a case of taxation without representation."
Are you basing your assumptions in reality? The whole message is that we have taxation, while the elected officials are representing the biggest contributing lobbyists. Hence, no representation of the people. We the people, no longer have a government for the people or by the people. As of right now the only difference between citizens and slaves is that slaves can't own guns. As soon as they find a way around that constitutional right then slaves we will be.
Mofred, The gov. is suppose to be "of the people, by the people, and for the people", that is what the revolution is all about. If it is carried out correctly by people that can think for themselves, instead of what they are told to think by the gov. guided TV news, then it will happen peaceably. Just remember, historically, when the 2nd amendment is taken the 1st amendment of free speech is the next to go. Just ask the Europeans and Russians under the Nazi's, Fascists, and Socialists (communists). Hey, but if everyone likes being a sheeple then keep your blinders on and believe everything that comes out of Wash.D.C. and the news networks. So the main point of the constitution is to limit Gov. not the people. The Revolution is to get the elected officials to do what they are sworn to do ....follow and uphold the Constitution. If the Feds actually did this the Gov. would be 1/10 the size it is now.
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