Letter: Tea party's positions would turn back American Century

January 23, 2013 

In 1773, revolutionary tea party patriots disguised as Native Americans protested taxes by dumping tea into the Boston Bay.

In 2013, Tea Party revolutionaries pursue a much bolder strategy.

The tea party, in concert with congressional camp followers, wants to shut down our government, renege on our nation's debt, legitimatize massacre weapons, marginalize all minorities except older white males and generally repeal the American Century.

I wonder if today's tea party and fellow travelers are truly revolutionary or just simply revolting.

SULLY BAYLESS, Richland

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