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The Occupy Movement Is Protesting the SAME THING that the Founding Fathers Protested at the Boston Tea Party

Posted By admin On November 18, 2011 @ 4:05 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Washington’s Blog [1]
November 18, 2011

noted [2] yesterday:

The Founding Fathers hated big corporations. See this [3]this [4] and this [5]. They were as suspicious of big corporations as they were the monarchy. So they only allowed corporate charters for a very brief duration, in order to carry out a specific, time-limited project.

As James Madison noted:

There is an evil which ought to be guarded against in the indefinite accumulation of property from the capacity of holding it in perpetuity by…corporations. The power of all corporations ought to be limited in this respect. The growing wealth acquired by them never fails to be a source of abuses.

Indeed, while the Boston Tea Party was a revolt against taxation without representation, it largely centered on the British government’s crony capitalism – and disproportionate tax breaks – towards the East India Company, the giant company which dominated the tea m [6]arket and hurt small American business [6].

Protesting against the government propping up today’s giant banks – who are ruining the chance for small businesses to have a fair chance at competing [7] – is exactly the same idea.

As I’ve repeatedly noted, the “Tea Party” movement starting in 2009 was also originally centered on the protesting government bailouts of the giant banks. See this [8]this [9]this [10]this [11] and this [12].

While it was quickly hijacked by the mainstream Republican party, Sarah Palin, Neocons and others, the Tea Party was originally an anti-crony capitalism, anti-corruption, anti-bank bailouts protest. As such, it really was originally modeled on the Boston Tea party.

No wonder – as I noted [13] last month:

The Oath Keepers and a founding member of the Tea Party announced that they are supporting the current protests on Wall Street and against the Federal Reserve [14].

Another key founder of the Tea Party – Karl Denninger – also supports the protests, and points out that the demands of the Tea Party protesters were originally very similar to those of the Occupy protesters [8] (before the mainstream Republican party co-opted the Tea Party [15]) .

Numerous local tea party leaders, such as the leader for the Trenton area [16], also support the Occupy protests.


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[1] Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/11/the-occupy-movement-is-protesting-the-same-thing-that-the-founding-fathers-protested-at-the-boston-tea-party.html

[2] noted: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/11/according-to-the-supreme-court-money-is-now-speech-and-corporations-are-now-people-but-when-real-people-without-money-assemble-to-express-their-dissatisfaction-with-the-political-system-theyr.html

[3] this: http://web.archive.org/web/20090307201021/http://www.theseminal.com/2009/03/03/the-founding-fathers-did-not-want-large-corporations/

[4] this: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2011/11/13/what-the-founding-fathers-thought-about-corporations/

[5] this: http://trueslant.com/rickungar/2010/01/22/what-did-the-founding-fathers-really-think-about-corporations-and-their-rights/

[6] crony capitalism – and disproportionate tax breaks – towards the East India Company, the giant company which dominated the tea m: http://www.thomhartmann.com/unequal-protection/excerpt-boston-tea-party

[7] ruining the chance for small businesses to have a fair chance at competing: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/10/the-only-way-to-save-the-economy-break-up-the-giant-insolvent-banks.html

[8] this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3Sgym2OL4tc

[9] this: http://tickerforum.org/cgi-ticker/akcs-www?post=79282&page=1

[10] this: http://www.fedupusa.org/about-us/#Who

[11] this: http://www.americanpreppersnetwork.com/2010/02/who-started-tea-party-movement.html

[12] this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_protests#cite_note-79

[13] noted: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/10/if-the-occupy-movement-and-tea-party-join-together-we-can-end-the-malignant-partnership-between-big-government-and-big-corporations-which-is-destroying-america.html

[14] Oath Keepers and a founding member of the Tea Party announced that they are supporting the current protests on Wall Street and against the Federal Reserve: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/10/conservatives-support-protests.html

[15] co-opted the Tea Party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XdhI6bwyL4&feature=player_embedded

[16] the leader for the Trenton area: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UigUhfXVW4I&feature=player_embedded

[17] “Tea party” activists drawn to Williamsburg and its portrayal of Founding Fathers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tea-party-activists-drawn-to-williamsburg-and-its-portrayal-of-founding-fathers.html

[18] The Founding Fathers Tried to Warn Us About the Threat From a Two-Party System: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-founding-fathers-tried-to-warn-us-about-the-threat-from-a-two-party-system.html

[19] The U.S. Government Believes that the Founding Fathers Were Terrorists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-u-s-government-believes-that-the-founding-father-were-terrorists.html

[20] 71% Agree Founding Fathers Would Be Ashamed of Country Today, And They’re Right: http://www.prisonplanet.com/71-agree-founding-fathers-would-be-ashamed-of-country-today-and-theyre-right.html

[21] The Founding Fathers Didn’t Drink British Tea: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-founding-fathers-didnt-drink-british-tea.html

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