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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-20-10 06:02 PM
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2. Very true.
>"it was about dissatisfaction with what was largely considered a foreign entity where they did not have representation"

Right -- contrary to the oversimplification of the Boston Tea Party presented in grade school history, the event was about TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION, not TAXATION.
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  -"Government Is The Enemy" and Teabagging RBInMaine  Feb-20-10 05:40 PM   #0 
  - Radical Islam and Teabagging  hollowdweller   Feb-20-10 05:53 PM   #1 
  - Very true.  Beartracks   Feb-20-10 06:02 PM   #2 
  - It was actually about the repeal of a tax on a corporation  AllentownJake   Feb-20-10 06:05 PM   #4 
     - Basically, yes. It sent East India tea directy to the colonies, reducing its price and allowing  RBInMaine   Feb-20-10 06:19 PM   #7 
     - Oh, yeah. Thanks for the clarification. n/t  Beartracks   Feb-20-10 06:44 PM   #8 
  - The govt was fine when the baggers were taking it up the backside  HysteryDiagnosis   Feb-20-10 06:05 PM   #3 
  - Ugh my brother is one of those nutcases......  Joe the Liberal   Feb-20-10 06:10 PM   #5 
  - He hates the government so much...  ChicagoSuz219   Feb-20-10 06:19 PM   #6 
  - Government is not the solution to our problem;  Snow Bird   Feb-20-10 06:52 PM   #9 
  - Reagan was elected twice...  teamster633   Feb-20-10 07:22 PM   #11 
     - No coincidence at all  Snow Bird   Feb-20-10 10:04 PM   #12 
        - I agree we need to message better, but Paul only resonated with his extremists. They follow HIM at  RBInMaine   Feb-21-10 05:58 PM   #14 
  - just who the f- k IS "the government" if not US?  Bluerthanblue   Feb-20-10 06:58 PM   #10 
  - +1  Telly Savalas   Feb-21-10 06:39 PM   #17 
  - I very much like what Bill Maher said about the teabaggers...  me b zola   Feb-20-10 10:12 PM   #13 
     - Again, it was much more a monopoly revolt than a tax revolt. The price of the tea was actually DOWN.  RBInMaine   Feb-21-10 06:00 PM   #15 
        - Which of course is yet another irony of the teabagger movement  me b zola   Feb-21-10 06:12 PM   #16 

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