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On December 16, 1773, colonists in Boston who had had enough of a tyrannical government dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor.
The event we now refer to as the Boston Tea Party was not only a statement against taxation without representation, it was a matter
of standing on principle.
At the time, colonists were furious that the British government had imposed a tax on tea without their consent.
So, as a form of protest, the colonists began purchasing smuggled tea.
The British government in turn lowered the price of tea until it was cheaper than the smuggled tea.
The colonists, rather than purchase British tea, stood on principle and dumped the British tea into the harbor.
They would not be manipulated or controlled by a government that they didn't elect or have a voice in.
From the inception of this great nation, Americans have shown that they will stand up - no matter the personal
cost - to fight for what is right and true.
The colonists fought for the guiding principles laid out by our Founding Fathers - limited government, the right to free speech,
the freedom to practice one's faith, and the right to bear arms.
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