The Boston Tea Party in an 1846 lithograph, from Wikimedia

It Was Never About Liberty

If the U.S. is to represent freedom and equality, we must break with traditions, not uphold them

Americans all know the story of the Boston Tea Party: On December 16, 1773, a mob of patriots known as the Sons of Liberty, disguised in charcoal blackface and Indian dress, boarded a fleet of ships in Boston Harbor and destroyed a shipment of English tea…