British Tea Party Movement to launch on Saturday
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.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
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 FloridaPundit.com :