It's Time for a Tea Party Again

June 30, 2006  ·  Filed under: Activism

Boston Tea PartyLooking back over two-hundred years, the founding fathers of this country kept petitioning the King of England with redress of grievances brought upon this nation by the Crown. King George stopped listening, and even went so far as to enact a tax on tea. Eventually the colonists had enough and in 1773, they snuck aboard three British ships in the Boston Harbor and dumped several hundred chests of tea into the water as an act of grievance against unfair taxation of the colonies by Britain. The Boston Tea Party became a symbol of the American Revolution and the determination of the American people.

Perhaps we need a tea party again! Many Fair Tax supporters across the nation agree and they are sending tea bags to Congress as a symbol of opposition to the modern day oppressive taxation administered by the IRS. We need a reform movement of revolutionary proportions to abolish the Income, Payroll, Gift, and Death Taxes.

We must all write our Senators and Representatives and let them know that we are a band of Tea Party Buccaneers who demand the Fair, Simple, and Transparent Tax Replacement proposed by the Fair Tax Act of 2005 (H.R.25 and S.25).

Re-label the tea bag tag with a “No Income Tax”/”No IRS” tag. I’ve uploaded a label document to many of the State Fair Tax Yahoo groups with either FairTax.org or your state’s Fair Tax web site address. Or, download a label with from the scorecard here. Print the word document on to Avery 8160 address labels.

Regardless of your letter’s subject, just drop a tea bag in the envelope.Tea Party Label Even on non-tax issues, drop a tea bag in with the brick. Eventually, the aroma of all of this tea will permeate the halls of congress. The smell of tea will become a lasting reminder of our demand for the Fair Tax.

A typical letter, tea bag and envelop weighs about half an ounce and is less then 1/4 inch thick, however, you may wish to consider a padded envelop to protect the tea bag while it travels through the postal system. Some supporters suggest sending a whole box of tea bags to Washington and District Offices just to get the point across.

Of course, the physical tea bag will make the biggest impact, but there is another option if you don’t have time to write a letter every week—send a Tea Bag Postcards! With just a 24 cent post card stamp why not send some to congress; send more to your state legislators. Save postage and post a card at the grocery store—just spread the word. Look in your Yahoo Group’s File section or download a “FairTaxScorecard.com” post card.

Tea Party Post CardTea Party Post Card

In 1773, we demanded change from King George. Today, tea parties across America can galvanize our efforts in this second revolution and get attention of the current House of Lords in Washington. President George Bush must take a leadership position and demand action from congress. I’ve uploaded special “We don’t owe King George a thing!” postcards preaddressed to the White House. How much easier can it get. Just download and print the pdf.

The “Perhaps We Need A Tea Party Again,” song by Jeff Parnell says it all! Jeff is a Candidate for Missouri’s 4th District. He has committed to work for a total overhaul of the tax system and would support implementation of the FAIR Tax. If you have not heard the song, listen to it at FairTaxScorecard.com/TeaParty

Additional Information:
Visit the Jeff Parnell for Missouri’s 4th District U.S. Congress campaign website.
Jeff Parnell

Send a Tea Bag Postcard (pdf) to Congress. — Download H.R.25/S25 Tea Bag Labels (word).

The incumbent Ike Skelton has a “Leans Against” Fair Tax rating at the time of this posting. See Representatives Skelton’s Scorecard Record for his current position.

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6 Responses to “It's Time for a Tea Party Again”
  1. I fail to see how a modern day tea party would function, since our own legislature is not the King of England. It may be that reminding them that to continue on is going to destroy this economy in bits and pieces. As illegal immigration, the baby boomers, and jobs leaving the country due to this broken system will probably trigger a march on Washington the likes of which none of us has ever experienced.
    That is of course, a terrorist attack does not take place accross the Mexican border and take care of everyones income tax problems.
    Meaning of course that there will be very little income eventually for everyone. No income = no income tax period. Now there is a Tea Party

    Giacomo Morotti  ·  Jun 10, 2007 at 7:03 am  ·  Permalink
  2. Interesting comments. How is it that our well to do poiticians seem to always want to raise taxes but many have never had to earn a living except to live off their blind trusts, etc.

    bob m  ·  Feb 1, 2010 at 9:31 pm  ·  Permalink
  3. Seems to me the reference to the Boston Tea Party isn’t nearly so appropriate as would be a reference to pre-Civil War encroachments by the federal government on personal and states rights contrary to the Constitution.

    The mere fact that the Constitution of the Confederate States of America is nearly a copy of the USA Constitution proves the point. Who would fight such a war over sameness? The perversion of the Constitution by the federal government then, as now, led to an effort not to come up with a different form of government, but rather a refreshment of the original as written in the first place. The only reason the Confederacy is condemned is that it lost. Had it won, the original way of life conceived in 1787 would have been restored, at least in those states that joined it. Slavery would have dried up anyway. In fact, the CSA Constitution forbade trading in slaves.

    The Boston Tea Party was really an act of treason by subjects of the Crown; whereas The Civil War was an invasion by the Union into seceded states that had quite properly reformed into their own confederacy when the original confederacy, the United States of America, veered unacceptably far from course. That’s the reference the conservative revival would better be making.

    I know; try floating this and getting popular support!

    Ken K  ·  Feb 17, 2010 at 7:46 am  ·  Permalink
  4. the corporations are funding the tea party and people need to wake up to that.If the corporations want low taxes they got them.Exxon mobile and GE didn”t pay 1 dime in taxes for 2009 and they had record profits.doas everybody remember getting ripped off at the gas tank, I sure do.Where was all the raising hell at when bush and chaney where screwing us over.just remember who your supporting at the tea party rallies.Are their interests really with the average american or the already well to do.

    heather  ·  Apr 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm  ·  Permalink
  5. [...] for the FairTax tax reform movement. Someone in the organization had come up with the novel idea of mailing a single tea bag with a tax-protest-related slogan to their congressman as a way to bring the congressman’s attention to the issue. This became a very popular method [...]

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  6. Came across this article after doing some reading on the most recent actions of the current Tea Party.

    Your post, even though written a few years ago, turns out to be very much in keeping with the times, and even prophetic.

    Taylor  ·  May 22, 2011 at 10:08 am  ·  Permalink

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