The Boston Tea Party patriots who protested British oppression have nothing in common with rioters who ravage American cities for personal gain.
While extradition of those on trial provoked this year’s protests, it is a movement for democracy that is at the heart of the demonstrations.
‘I don’t know much about Boston except that they threw a bunch of tea in some body of water,’ said Hannah Brown, ABC’s current Bachelorette, on Monday.
There are four major problems with justifying the violence in Ferguson by reference to the Boston Tea Party and the Stamp Act Riots, either in moral terms or in terms of effectiveness.
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