From Wikipedia: “The Boston Tea Party was a nonviolent political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. Disguised as Indians, the demonstrators destroyed the entire supply of tea sent by the East India Company in defiance of the American boycott of tea carrying a tax the Americans had not authorized. They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbor, ruining the tea. The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution. The Tea Party became an iconic event of American history, and other political protests often refer to it.”
Then, as now, Americans who reject a government based on tyranny. The Tea Party has always been a part of the American soul. Now, more than ever, that spirit of patriotism and bravery has risen up to fight against those who would rule as despots. The Tea Party rose in response to tyranny, and it will stand until the threat is eliminated.