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!
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