Representation, taxation, and basic freedoms were the impetus behind the original tea party. England’s colonial policy at the time was that the colonies existed to help the motherland, and thus were taxed disproportionately to the services they received. Many of the forefathers thought that this fundamentally broke Locke’s Social Contract and were outraged.
While many outraged Tea Party goers this year asserted the opinion that Obama is Hitler part deux, I would like to present a more moderate, but equally historical view. Obama isn’t Hitler, he’s King George! As can be seen in the following from the Declaration, he (and Liberals in genral) have a lot in common with King George and England at the time of the Revolution.
“The present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.,,,,
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. (Like the IRS)
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power. (Like gun control)
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: (like liberal judges using international precedent)
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: (can you say stimulus package??)
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. (If you make more than 100K just wait and see!)
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. (FOCA would require doctors to kill their unborn “brethren” at the command of liberal women)
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, (ACORN anyone?? Islamofacism?? Illegal immigration??)