When Sarah Palin told Tea Partiers not to party
like it`s 1773
, numerous clueless people on the left responded "You mean 1776!"
As I am by far not the first to point out
, the Boston Tea Party took place in 1773,
when a group calling themselves the Sons Of Liberty, dressed up as Indians for the sake of anonymity, and threw chests of tea in the harbor.
I say dressed as Indians, but the Sons of Liberty have been "retconned
" into dressing as "native Americans"
in many modern histories. Which is odd, because to them "Native American"
would have meant something different—a person born in America, and eligible to be President.
It may interest you to know that there is a patriotic society
called the Improved Order of Red Men
based originally on the descendants of the Boston Tea Partiers.
Here they are in the the early 20th century, sometime after 1912, if I`m right that there are 48 stars in the flag: