Top 5 Reasons Why The Occupy Wall Street Protests Embody Values Of The Real Boston Tea Party | ThinkProgress

4 Oct

In recent years, the Boston Tea Party has been associated with a right-wing movement that supports policies favoring powerful corporations and the wealthy. … However, the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations picking up momentum across the country better embody the values of the original Boston Tea Party. …

1.) The Original Boston Tea Party Was A Civil Disobedience Action Against A Private Corporation. …

2.) The Original Boston Tea Party Feared That Corporate Greed Would Destroy America. …

3.) The Original Boston Tea Party Believed Government Necessary To Protect Against Corporate Excess. …

4.) The Original Boston Tea Party Was Sparked By A Corporate Tax Cut For A British Corporation. …

5.) The Original Boston Tea Party Wanted A Stronger Democracy. There is a common misconception that the Boston Tea Party was simply a revolt against taxation. The truth is much more nuanced, and there were many factors behind the opposition to the East India Company and the British government.

Top 5 Reasons Why The Occupy Wall Street Protests Embody Values Of The Real Boston Tea Party | ThinkProgress.

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