POST-GAZETTE - Res Publica
A Cry of Defiance, and Not of Fear
by David Trumbull -- April 12, 2013
Or perhaps, some commentator -- surely at least Fox News will make the connection -- will observe that history is repeating itself. Let's hope someone notes that while the colonists had remonstrated in speeches and in print and had even engaged in destruction of property (the Boston Tea Party) in their quest to end unjust taxation, it was the redcoats marching on them to seize their guns that forced the Americans to take up those guns against a government that, through oppression of the king's subjects, had lost its legitimacy. Let's hope that someone with a national audience points out that "the shot heard 'round the world" was fired to squash the government's latest gun control initiative.
You know the rest. In the books you have read
While I cannot be in Boston (or Concord or Lexington) for Patriots' Day, I do plan to join 2,000 patriots on the Boston Common, at the Parkman Bandstand, on Saturday, April 13th, from 1:00 to 3:00 for the Greater Boston Tea Party Rally. The keynote speaker at this important event will be Grover Norquist, who will be joined by Fox News contributor Dr. Keith Ablow and an impressive list of inspiring speakers.
I hope to see you there. A huge turnout on historic Boston Common will show that the conservative movement is not only alive and well, it is ratcheting up its efforts to do whatever is necessary to slash government spending, reduce the federal debt and “Unburden the Next Generation”. At this rally conservative groups throughout the Commonwealth – all the major Tea Parties, gun owners, Libertarians, Republicans and Independents – are joining together to synergistically support and promote a singular project.