This current Tea Party is a total farce. The original Boston Tea Party was only partly a farce. Here are some facts on the Boston Tea Party.
Boston Tea Party Historical Society
"Boston Tea Party wasn't about taxes, rather than the fact that the British East India Company found a way of importing tea cheaper than John Hancock could smuggle it in to Boston and it was ruining John Hancock's smuggling business." http://www.boston-tea-party.org/smug...smuggling.html
England wasn't over taxing us, they just wanted us to pay our share of the French-Indian Wars.
The only legitimate point was "taxation without representation."
Ben Franklin wanted to personally pay for the tea dumped into the harbor.
Common sense tells you that John Hancock just went to the "Green Dragon Tavern" and paid a few patrons a few shillings to do his work. I guess things really haven't changed that much.