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Boston Tea Party Was Act of Terrorism Says New School Lesson Plan. Do you agree that the Boston Tea Party was an act of Terrorism?

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  • mac9 2012/11/27 19:34:20 (edited)
    No
    mac9
    +13
    More liberal BS that is being piled on young people. They know nothing of the greatness of the country in which they live. We have seen the result of ignorance. Obama elected twice. liberals dumbing down youth

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  • Sew 2012/12/07 00:40:01
    Yes
    Sew
    In a way it was. From the perspective of the British and the loyalist it would have been seen as such. And it had many of the elements. I have no doubt that the British portrayed it as such, just as we made a big deal out of the "Boston Massacre". Remember that? After this many other cases of tar and feathering occured against tax collectors. Tar and feathering was far from harmless and very cruel to people who were only doing their job. The America Revolution was far from black and white. It wasn't this good vs evil thing it's often portrayed as. Neither side was completely in the right or wrong on that issue and I think ambigutiy is something children need to be exposed to more often especially in history. Also this looks like a mock article giving the prespective of the British or as propaganda from the British so I don't think it's necessarily relating the America Revolution with the Taliban.
  • iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~ 2012/12/03 16:05:17
    No
    iamthemob ~ the 444th Guru ~
    But, I think that from the perspective of MANY colony residents and the British Empire, it most certainly was.

    So...I think this looks like an interesting and thoughtful approach to history, especially considering the current world client.

    What I'm confused about here is that the report cited quote what appears to be the following blurb:

    “A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port,” the part of the curriculum pertaining to the Boston Tea Party reads, according to CBS Houston. “Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities.”

    “It is believed that the terrorist attack was a response to the policies enacted by the occupying country’s government. Even stronger policies are anticipated by the local citizens.”

    That appears to be MOCK article...and is listed as PART OF the curriculum pertaining to the Boston Tea Party...

    ...isn't this a good perspective to teach...


    But, I think that from the perspective of MANY colony residents and the British Empire, it most certainly was.

    So...I think this looks like an interesting and thoughtful approach to history, especially considering the current world client.

    What I'm confused about here is that the report cited quote what appears to be the following blurb:

    “A local militia, believed to be a terrorist organization, attacked the property of private citizens today at our nation’s busiest port,” the part of the curriculum pertaining to the Boston Tea Party reads, according to CBS Houston. “Although no one was injured in the attack, a large quantity of merchandise, considered to be valuable to its owners and loathsome to the perpetrators, was destroyed. The terrorists, dressed in disguise and apparently intoxicated, were able to escape into the night with the help of local citizens who harbor these fugitives and conceal their identities from the authorities.”

    “It is believed that the terrorist attack was a response to the policies enacted by the occupying country’s government. Even stronger policies are anticipated by the local citizens.”

    That appears to be MOCK article...and is listed as PART OF the curriculum pertaining to the Boston Tea Party...

    ...isn't this a good perspective to teach in terms of getting students to think about what IS and IS NOT terrorism?


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  • Quazimoto 2012/12/03 00:41:56
    No
    Quazimoto
    +1
    The definition of protest is now the same as terrorism in our screwed up educational system. I feel for parents that have children in the public education system today.
  • flrdsgns 2012/11/30 16:38:03
    No
    flrdsgns
    +1
    It was a protest, not terrorism
  • Bonita Colley 2012/11/30 16:26:48
    No
    Bonita Colley
    +1
    It was a rebellion of the control over the colonies by the brits who saw the colonies wealth and wanted that wealth as their own. Viva the true Tea Party! Time for another rebellion! Break away from the Feds! They have become the brutal masters of the old. Time to take the kids out of the Federal Indoctrination System!
  • Windy 2012/11/30 08:36:14
    No
    Windy
    +1
    Protest is not terrorism.
  • JET 2012/11/30 00:52:11
    No
    JET
    +2
    Just standing their ground against higher taxes. I suppose it could happen again, given the proper motivation.
  • Cat 2012/11/29 19:37:13
    No
    Cat
    +2
    NO! Because nobody was being terrorized.
    The Tea Party was an act of civil disobedience, akin to what then Occupy Wall Street people do.
  • Devil's Advocate 2012/11/29 19:31:34
    No
    Devil's Advocate
    +2
    It was an act of criminal disobedience, though. Not that I mean that in a negative way at all
  • BobbyOuroboros 2012/11/29 18:53:02 (edited)
    No
    BobbyOuroboros
    What do liberals have to do with this? Nothing...this is happening in the conservative state of Texas. And the propaganda that it is smacks of Objectivist bullcrap. It is being called an act of terrorism because the protesters did not respect private property. That does not sound very liberal to me.



    And no the Boston Tea Party was not an act of terrorism, it was a direct action like Occupy Wall Street.
  • Drue-AFCL BobbyOu... 2012/11/29 19:24:57
    Drue-AFCL
    The word LIBERAL was not in the question! Nor was it implied.
  • BobbyOu... Drue-AFCL 2012/11/29 20:25:47
    BobbyOuroboros
    Oh yes it was by other posters.
  • Drue-AFCL BobbyOu... 2012/11/29 20:55:35
    Drue-AFCL
    I asked the question and I did not use the word LIBERAL, nor was it implied when I asked!
  • susan 2012/11/29 18:32:24
    No
    susan
    +2
    It was an act of defiance
  • Silvershadows 2012/11/29 17:53:16
    No
    Silvershadows
    +1
    Terrorism??? King George may have thought so IF they were whimpy in the day! They weren't----either party. It was a rising of the people who had a serious problem with their government of the time. We may be getting close to another 'rising.' SAY, would anyone, for the sake of "political correctness" call the Muslim ARAB SPRING an act of Terrorism?? Haven't heard that one yet. Might have your head removed!!
  • Matt P. 2012/11/29 16:02:50
    No
    Matt P.
    +1
    Anyways, if we are going to be politically correct, shouldn't it be "Man Made Disasters"?
  • Mav 2012/11/29 06:40:39
    No
    Mav
    +2
    No technically it was as a political protest on the part of the colonists and as it happened in 1773 it can't be called treason either because its three years prior to to when the American revolutionary war happened the colonies were loyal to King and Country for 168 years and what they got for it was massive taxation and no representation.
  • clasact 2012/11/28 23:33:10 (edited)
    Yes
    clasact
    +1
    Of course it was and treason to but as one once said treason is the birth of liberty.Terriorism is ok in my opinion if their is a just cause like gainning your freedon and liberty.Now an act like 9/11 that was done just to hurt people or sueicide bombing that has no purpose
  • C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT 2012/11/28 18:55:05
    Yes
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +1
    Depends on who'd perspective you're taking into account, if you look from an American perspective, No, but if you are King George..then you might see it as an act of Terrorism, or a nuisance at the very least
  • Drummerboy C-ZAR™,... 2012/11/28 21:36:00 (edited)
  • Mike 2012/11/28 18:29:36
    No
    Mike
    +1
    it was tea , not human bodies
  • firelooker 2012/11/28 17:43:27
    No
    firelooker
    +1
    This is just another example of the progressives rewriting history to try and make people believe that we are bad.To most progressives history only goes as far back as Bill Clinton.
  • donisue 2012/11/28 17:32:18
    No
    donisue
    +1
    I would like for it to happen again!
  • Mark Twain 2012/11/28 16:01:35
    Yes
    Mark Twain
    +1
    This proves that any thing can be made to be the new truth thru propaganda teaching. this whole thing will take society full circle. Without any absolute anchors like the founding documents then they can ultimately revise group thought to revisit Racism or even Legal Slavery and if it suits the beaurocrats needs they will do it.
  • joe keeney 2012/11/28 15:54:18
    Yes
    joe keeney
    +1
    At Britishs
  • mikeyavelli 2012/11/28 15:32:54
    Yes
    mikeyavelli
    today, anything with "tea party" in it is terrorism. it has replaced radical islam as terror. radical islam good. tea party bad.
  • Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/28 15:09:42
    No
    Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Maybe the Brits saw it that way.
  • the fuze 2012/11/28 12:42:01
    No
    the fuze
    +1
    Why don't we just go back and re-write everything? Oh wait, that's exactly what they are trying to do. We're not going down hill anymore, we've just jumped off the cliff.
  • Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of ... 2012/11/28 12:26:52
    Yes
    Ferηαηdo Fierce Monster of Phaet
    It's not an act of terrorism I disagree with though.
  • 9th of 9 2012/11/28 11:56:19
    No
    9th of 9
    +3
    It was a resistance to a Monopoly.
  • Playerazzi 2012/11/28 11:42:37
    No
    Playerazzi
    +1
    .... but it was an attack.

    In normal circumstances, it was illegal vandalism.

    But in the war, it was a legitimate attack.
  • Metaldane 2012/11/28 10:39:28
    Yes
    Metaldane
    Well they did go in and destroy property as their form of protest that is terrorism who said all terrorism is bad?
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/11/28 10:32:46
    No
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    Just.... NO.
  • Fariborz-Zak 2012/11/28 09:11:07
    No
    Fariborz-Zak
    +1
    it was true revolution
  • AL 2012/11/28 07:05:00
    No
    AL
    +3
    Fighting to gain freedom from an unelected king is hardly terrorism
  • tom C 2012/11/28 06:51:30
    No
    tom  C
    +3
    Liberal CRAP......after 350 yrs..they are going to change history...
  • drsardonicas 2012/11/28 06:45:18
    No
    drsardonicas
    +3
    Yet another reason why America is 27th in the world in education.
  • Silvers... drsardo... 2012/11/29 18:01:11
    Silvershadows
    +1
    Yep, among many reasons! We need more taxes and money to 'improve' education, right? Insanity----keep repeating the same mistake and expect a different outcome.
  • drsardo... Silvers... 2012/11/30 01:02:55
    drsardonicas
    The main problem with education is the kids. Bottom line.
  • Silvers... drsardo... 2012/12/01 04:01:08
    Silvershadows
    I agree and disagree----yes, the kids are a problem because of their parents and/or adult caregivers not insisting the schools teach them not only subject material but manners, morals and customs. Can't yell at them (hurts their self image), can't touch them in any way. Unless society gets a grip on raising their offspring it'll just get worse. More money is useless (much goes to the teacher's unions), can't fire them, etc., etc. History repeats and we're going down too.
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