The date was December 16, 1773. We all know what happened, Americans descended on Boston Harbor, attacked 3 ships carrying tea, and dumped it into the Boston Harbor. At issue was taxation without representation. There was no one from America in Parliament, and America was pissed at it.
Now here we are in 2010, and once again America, led by none other than Sarah Palin, is again pissed at, Gosh darnit all to heck, taxation without representation. But Gee whiz, is there really no representation doncha know? (ok, enough with the bad Palin imitations)
I was listening to talk radio the other day, and sure enough, the tea party was up in arms over the health care bill, because they say it was passed without their representation. Now, know where does it say, that to have fair representation in Congress, that every party has to have someone representing it. As a matter of fact, the only thing required is that the states all have someone representing them. And guess, what, that is exactly what we have. Truthfully, that is what we need. We actually need to get rid of party politics, and start voting for a person. Once that person gets elected to office, they need to vote the conscience of the people they represent, and not what the party wants them to vote.
This all goes back to what I said in an earlier blog, we need a revolution. We the People, need to stand up and tell Congress to represent us, not Big Business, not lobby groups, but us. And as for the teabaggers of the tea party, we do need to re-live the Boston Tea Party, and throw them all in the Boston Harbor. Or at least, that's as I see it.