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Old 10-08-2011, 08:45 AM
 
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:46 AM
 
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:47 AM
 
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I actually agree with you, and I'm a liberal.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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Geez! I wonder what attempts would be put out there by the East India Co. and the British Gov. iduring the tea revolutions in attempt to marginalize the people, never mind the problem that may be legitimate....
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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Geez! I wonder what attempts would be put out there by the East India Co. and the British Gov. iduring the tea revolutions in attempt to marginalize the people, never mind the problem that may be legitimate....
You might want to make a note that big corps and banks are merely a symptom of corrupt big government and our own central bank. Without the latter it would be much harder (or impossible) for the former to exist.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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Geez! I wonder what attempts would be put out there by the East India Co. and the British Gov. iduring the tea revolutions in attempt to marginalize the people, never mind the problem that may be legitimate....
You know the original Tea Party had nothing to do with protests against the tea companies, right? I suspect if as a result of these protests the US government attempts gun grabbing and the occupation of homes by the military the way the British Crown did to the colonists, the reaction will be similar (physical revolution); otherwise the comparison of the 1773 Tea Party with the Marxist #occupy movement, has no similarity. It is a faulty comparison.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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I actually agree with you, and I'm a liberal.
Since you are a liberal, perhaps you could explain what it is these people hope to achieve.

Even as a conservative, I might support their cause if I understood what it was.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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You might want to make a note that big corps and banks are merely a symptom of corrupt big government and our own central bank. Without the latter it would be much harder (or impossible) for the former to exist.
Funny thing is, big government, for the most part, (if you're implying "big government" is synonymous with corruption) came at the behest of many years of neo-republican economic philosophy.

I don't buy your reasoning, respectfully, at all. There are many facts, may i add, to chip away at the notion of "big government" = corps.(symptom) +banks(symptom)
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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Since you are a liberal, perhaps you could explain what it is these people hope to achieve.

Even as a conservative, I might support their cause if I understood what it was.

Cronyism

They want to end the marriage between big business and politicians.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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You know the original Tea Party had nothing to do with protests against the tea companies, right? I suspect if as a result of these protests the US government attempts gun grabbing and the occupation of homes by the military the way the British Crown did to the colonists, the reaction will be similar (physical revolution); otherwise the comparison of the 1773 Tea Party with the Marxist #occupy movement, has no similarity. It is a faulty comparison.

A Marxist movement? Hardly....

It was a protest both against the East India Co. and the British Gov. East India Co. basically put a lot of small business owners out of work with the blessing of the British Gov., for whom they had considerable influence. Ya know, they, the East India Co. basically enjoyed the political favors of legislation at the behest of the British Gov.

See, not much has changed.
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