3 min readJul 31, 2020

Remember the Tea Party!, for real.

The Boston Tea Party was one of the most important events leading up to the American Revolution. It is, should be, remembered and honored as a patriotic act of resistance to unfettered governmental interference into the lives of citizens.

The Boston Tea Party was sparked by the continuance of a tax on tea, imposed without approval by American colonists, plus the exemption of the British East India Tea Company (EITC) from this commission. This allowance for the EITC meant its tea would be less expensive than tea from American companies and could lead to the EITC gaining a monopoly over the its…