TEA Party!?!?

Another great event in the history of the United States is being twisted… The Boston Tea Party.  You know the story.  On December 16, 1773, a group of colonists, angry at paying higher taxes on their tea, dressed up like Native Americans and dumped crates of tea bricks belonging to the British East India Company in to Boston Harbor.  Not sure why we’re so proud of an act of vandalism, but that’s beside the point.  The point is, the Tea Act, which the colonist were supposedly angry about, actually REDUCED the duty on British tea imported to America.  So why did they really revolt? Because once British tea was affordable, it would ruin America’s lucrative trade in black-market tea, because three-forths of the tea sold in America was smuggled in by John Hancock.  Now the whole idea of dressing up like Indians makes sense, doesn’t it?

Don’t believe me? Look it up! It’s kinda ironic though… the King was LOWERING a tax then and Obama has LOWERED taxes now…


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