Many people have either discussed or heard about a matter called the Tea (tax enough already) Party. Most often what comes to mind when talking about the Tea Party is the more historic movement called the Boston Tea Party.
The Boston Tea Party was assembled by a group of men called the Sons of Liberty, and they created the group after England removed taxes on everyday items such as paper, paint, and glass, but left the tax on tea. The people of the new colonies began to feel anger due to the lack of representation in England. They believed they had the right to discuss the topic of taxes. On December 16, 1776, the Sons of Liberty dressed up as natives, boarded a ship, and dumped out 342 chest of tea into the bay.
“They’re similar in that they are both against taxes from the government.” said Mr. Wilder when asked about the comparison between the Boston Tea Party and the recent Tea Party.
The Tea Party is an amazing act. It shows that the people are finally realizing that what is happening to America is a true problem. Government believes it can run our lives and spend our money better than those who actually make the earnings. The Tea Party is simply a group of Americans who believe that the individual has the responsibility to run their lives and stands strongly against big government.
The devoted Tea Partiers believe that the states and people should reclaim the power that was once given to us from our Founding Fathers. The Tea Parties that we have now are different from the first Tea Party because they wanted taxation with representation, and the recent Tea Party is based on the overbearing power of the government and immense taxation.
“I don’t agree with the Tea Party prospective but they certainly bring up things that we should talk about.” says Mr. Keele. He brings up a good point that the Tea Party does show that people should discuss and be educated on political matters.
Brad Stailey, a fellow classmate and Tea Partier says, “I would like to see America stop spending money on excessive programs.”
Politics is a major discussion in my family. No matter where we may be, the topic of politics and the Tea Party always finds its way into the conversation of my father and grandmother. As a young American, I believe that all youth should have a basic knowledge of the government that we live under. It is clear that the Tea party is standing up for the rights of the people and the justice of America.