Sunday, August 1, 2010

Nothing New Under The Sun

I have been researching homeschooling statutes in Virginia today, looking for some information to help out a friend, when I came across an article on a homeschooling group in North Dakota that inundated their legislature with teabags in protest of unfair regulations hampering homeschooling in that state. Here is an excerpt -
February 20, 1989, homeschoolers flooded the offices of North Dakota legislators with hundreds of tea bags with the attached message: "The consent of the governed for home schooling, too!" The "Bismarck Tea Party" expressed homeschoolers' frustration with years of unfair treatment. Zan Tyler, Homeschool Court Report
Look at that date, 1989! Long before anyone had heard of Sarah Palin or Barack Obama. I know it wasn't the first 'Tea Party', but hey, I do think it's kinda cool that it was homeschoolers who thought of using it first as a modern expression of the unfairness of gov't overregulation! Cool.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

British Tea Party Movement Begins!

It is exhilarating, but not unexpected, that the British people would stand up to tyranny in their own government using a totally American idea. It is more than ironic that the instrument they chose would be that of the 'Tea Party', a rebellion against the British rule itself originally. I cannot express my joy and support enough for these people in their efforts to reform their country. Here is an exerpt from the article I found at :

British Tea Party Movement to launch on Saturday

teapoartyprotest1 British Tea Party Movement to Launch on Saturday

American protesters hold signs in the rain during the protest last year (Photo: AP)

British Member of Parliament Daniel Hannan is launching a tea party movement in Great Britain this weekend.
To people perplexed that about launching a movement that is based on American protests against Great Britain in 1773, Hannan responds:

Some British Lefties – and some Americans – are thrown by the idea of a Brighton Tea Party. After all, they point out, the original Boston Tea Party was directed against the British Crown.

Yes, it was. But where do you think its leaders drew their inspiration from? The American patriots didn’t see themselves as revolutionaries, but as conservatives. In their own minds, all they were asking for was what they had always assumed to be their birthright as freeborn Englishman.

Part of that birthright was liberty from unjust, arbitrary or punitive taxation. The proposition that taxes ought not to be levied except by elected representatives would have been every bit as popular in Great Britain in 1773 as in America.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Check out the current post on The Snooper Report to get updates on the Michael Behenna case.