What Tea Parties Are Really About

Never mind. We thought the Tea Parties being held around the country tomorrow were in the spirit of the original Boston Tea Party, which led to the American Revolution against the oppressive and non-responsive government of Great Britain.

Now, according to a news release from our learned friends at the Oregon Center for Public Policy, we’re supposed to believe that the Boston Tea Party was simply a protest against a tax cut for the “multinational corporation of the day, the British East India Company.”

You can read the history for yourself here. But the best answer to this attempt to rewrite history comes from a four-year old. Watch his short video and then you’ll know what the original and the modern day Tea Parties are really all about. Enjoy”¦

Steve Buckstein is founder and senior policy analyst at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research center.