What Do Jan 6th and the Boston Tea Party Have in Common? (The history you've never heard!)
So what do Jan 6th and the Boston Tea Party have in common?
Easy! The Wickedness in High Places in 1773 and 2021 both claim they were "lawless and violent" events...when, in fact, the opposite was true.
The Patriots of 1773 and the Patriots of 2021 both behaved impeccably. As I wrote on January 7th, "The dawn's early light revealed a sea of innumerable patriots already assembled. They prayed the Lord's Prayer together, pledged allegiance to our flag together, sang our national anthem together and cheered together."
But just as on Jan 6th, 2021, there were bad actors on December 16th, 1773, the date of the Boston Tea Party. "John Adams notes that there were bad actors (not patriots!) who wished, 'that as many dead Carcasses were floating in the Harbor as there are Chests of Tea,'" according to David Barton's Wallbuilders website.
The Bad Actors of 1773 did NOT get their way.
The Bad Actors of 2021 did.
This is the story of the Boston Tea Party as you've never heard it before. The story of Patriots who were as patient as they were peaceful. The story of an event carried out so impeccably, so carefully, so kindly, so ethically that during my research on the Boston Tea Party I turned to Michael and exclaimed, "Our Founding Fathers are adorable."
Read on, Patriots!
Ever since the hamfisted and blunderingly obvious theft of the 2020 Presidential Election, some of the more bombastic and hyperbolic patriots have been blowing off steam, shooting off their mouths and talking stupid $hit on social media about "altering and abolishing," in the spirit of the American Revolution.
While Patriots' reverence for God-given life has, of course, prevented any actual violence (except by BLM and Antifa), c'mon, folks. Really!?! Your hyperbole set it up on a tee and Nancy Pelosi and Antifa knocked it outta the park...committing actual violence on January 6th they then projected onto Peaceful Patriots (who tried to stop them from behaving violently!).
Both big-mouthed Patriots and Pelosi erred by assuming that violence is the whole kit-and-kaboodle of our Founding Fathers' legacy. Perhaps that's because all we really know about them is the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution.
Oh! We couldn't be more wrong!
Recently, my research into the pre-Declaration of Independence era of American history has impressed upon me the incredible peacefulness, patience, diplomacy, long-suffering and arms-only-as-a-last-resort ethics of our Founding Fathers.
By not taking up arms anywhere against anyone, Patriots and President Trump are following in the Founding Fathers' footsteps. Just like them, we are restoring these United States of America from the ground up just as our Founding Fathers built her in the 1700s: person by person, heart by heart, soul by soul, legislature by legislature, state by state. From dog-catcher to Senator, America is being slowly and steadily re-instilled with the MAGA spirit of our Founding Fathers.
If this is The Plan, and I believe it is, then our Founding Fathers are looking down from Heaven and smiling.
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