Monday, December 15, 2008

The Boston Tea Party revisited...Granny Get yur guns!

Tomorrow, December 16th, commemorates the 235th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Angered by a series of events including The Stamp Act of 1765, The Townsend Acts of 1767, the Boston Massacre in 1770, the colonies were ripe with rebellion.Ultimately, the crown's creation of the monopoly, the East India Company, pushed the colonists to take matters into their own hands, literally. The colonists had refused to pay the levies imposed by the Townsend Acts. They contended that they had no obligation to pay, as they had no representation in Parliament. Ultimately, the taxes were repealed, with the exception of the duty on tea, a daily staple in colonial life. The crown had craftily created the scenario that would allow the East India Company to "dump" low cost tea on the colonies at prices cheaper than they had previously experienced. While this should have been enticing to the colonists, this low price tea came with a hefty hidden cost. By accepting the tea complete with its duty from the East India Company, the colonists would, by default, submit to taxation by Parliament. No taxation without representation. We all know what happened next...

Yesterday, December 14, 2008 I had the honor of attending the Boston Tea Party 2008, organized by the Committees of Safety. The event included a breakfast with the patriotic speakers and about a five hour assembly with each of them sharing their very noteworthy and thought provoking views on the state of our republic. I want to say thank you to the organizers Bob Dwyer and Walter Reddy, the Committees of Safety, Tom the Master of Ceremonies, Mike Nystrom of fame, and of course all of the attendees. I am proud to have been in the company of these fine patriots and supporters of the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights. Which are as we all know the ultimate law of the land. Much of the conversation and of course the topic of the speeches given centered around these founding documents and our founding fathers intent. It was truly an educational and inspirational experience. You can read Mike Nystrom's thoughts and recap on the event at

In the spirit of keeping the momentum alive, I would like to remind everyone that today, December 15th, is the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, known to us patriots as Bill of Rights Day. Not too big of a stretch, huh? Today's focus for me will center on the 2nd Amendment. This has been a hot topic, surrounded by controversy and heated debate from all sides of the legislative table. Unfortunately, most Americans do not understand the significance and importance of maintaining the RIGHT protected by this amendment. For all of us, there is now available a great resource on the 2nd amendment. A book released by noted author, Dr. Stephen P. Halbrook, titled The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms. I urge you to purchase and read this valuable documentary.

With your help, we can make Dr. Halbrook’s book #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. To make this happen, please go to the website and pledge to buy at least one copy of the book before or on the December 15th. And together let us declare in no uncertain terms, that the Second Amendment is ours, and here to stay!

Please help now by making your pledge here:

If you want a little more motivation watch the following video, then SUBSCRIBE,rate, favorite, and share it!!!

As always, I remain, for your children and mine, in pursuit of liberty,

patriot and modern pamphleteer

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