The 1773 Boston Tea Party was NOT violent
There is an effort to paint the original 1773 Tea Party as violent. It wasn’t. Here’s the back story: The high-handed ways the British treated the colonists, from the Quartering Acts forcing them to lodge and feed British soldiers, to the increasingly burdensome taxes, stoked frustration and anger throughout the colonies. A new Tea Act was passed with a special wrinkle: taxes were due when the bales | Read More »
Keep fight! Surprising, even miraculous, things can happen.
And let’s not forget that unforeseen, wonderful –even miraculous — things can happen. In August of 1776 George Washington engaged General Howe’s troops in New York. One British officer reported that “…it was a fine sight to see with what alacrity [we] dispatched the rebels with their bayonets….You know all stratagems are lawful in war, especially against such vile enemies to their King and country.” | Read More »