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posted: 8/29/2012 5:00 AM

Tea Party should live up to its name

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"Taxation without representation is tyranny." The Boston Tea Party was a loud and active protest of England's policy of taxation without representation toward the American colonies. It is very puzzling that a current political movement named after this significant historical event has not similarly targeted the blatant voter suppression efforts occurring in many states across our nation. This present-day tyranny against representative government should be opposed with the same zeal that our forefathers demonstrated by throwing crates of tea into Boston Harbor. Anything less is shameful and unacceptable.

If Tea Party members cannot comprehend and reprise the ideals of their namesake, they should at least have the decency to lose the name they are so conspicuously betraying.

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Arthur Palenscar

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