Okay, your opinion is yours and that's fine but I like to think I'd have helped make costumes or put make-up on the faces of the men who dressed up as Indians to go dump the tea. Or maybe I would have even tried to tag along.... Anyway, I'll leave you with this.<quoted text>That's silly. With your way of thinking we should only go for the sure thing and if that were the case we'd all have British accents. I'm sure glad I haven't given up my belief in the impossible dream, like you. It makes you dull.
The Sons of Liberty- the members of the original (((Boston))) Tea Party.... their primary objective when they dumped the tea, was protesting FOR colonial representation in Parliment. That's what they wanted. Representation. Did you know btw, that some of our founding fathers were opposed to that act? Some felt destruction of private property was the wrong way to go about change. But no matter. My point is, Americans already HAVE representation in our federal government which we democratically elect so I'm somewhat bewildered why todays Tea Party swiped the name of the original Boston Tea Party.
Anyway, I don't know what our founders would have thought about the Tea Party of today but I'd pay big dollars to be a fly on the wall to watch them debate it.