The REAL TEA PARTY: Not a revolt against taxation
THE REAL BOSTON TEA PARTY was, in part, a revolt against the British Crown’s huge corporate tax cuts for the powerful British East India Company, (the Wal-Mart of its time) allowing them to dump cheap tea on America which would wipe out New England based tea wholesalers, mom-and-pop shops and take over the tea business in America. There’s more to it, for the fascinating details, check it out in any decent history book or online source! Confound your modern Tea Party friends and relatives!
From the DOV Sept, 2012, newsletter