Cream and sugar, if you don’t mind.

Over two hundred years ago, a group of colonists did the impardonable: they told the mother ship to take their tea and shove it.

When England slapped a tea tax on the colonists in 1773, it was the tea leaf that broke the camel’s back.  Tired of being bossed around and lorded over, the American colonists dug in their heels and refused the cheap government tea.

A group of 200 some Boston colonists, dressed in American indian costumes that were no doubt inspired by their wives (hey, you can’t tell me some woman didn’t influence them somewhere), converged on the floating tea shipment, and proceeded to dump three shiploads of tea into the harbor.

This charade was none other then the catalyst that sparked the American Revolution. And why did those early American’s make such a fuss over a bunch of otherwise affordable tea? Because they believed in a simple truth: No taxation without representation. And they were willing to die for it.

And so, on this election day, I think we owe it to those early colonists to not just raise our diet cokes or lattes or mugs of herbal tea in a salute to freedom, but we’d better high tail it to the nearest voting booth and cast a ballot.

So go vote. (They’re watching you.)


  1. Amen!!!

  2. Thanks for this. I voted this morning!! And my mom spoke at one of those “updated” tea parties recently:)

  3. Amen and amen! I’m off to vote!

  4. Whoo-hoo! I voted this morning – and blogged about it. I might have to link to you. Indeed, I will.