Benjamin Martin: May I sit with you?
Charlotte Selton: It's a free country. Or at least it will be.
A few days ago marked the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. As noted here, this infamous act of civil disobedience was a reaction to much more than an increase in taxes.
Lew Rockwell observes that the Tea Party was a protest against the State's use of trade to benefit some at the expense of others.
Will quote his conclusion, as I could not have said it better:
"Our agenda today should be exactly that of the Sons of Liberty in Boston: the right to economic enterprise should be unimpeded by taxes or special privileges. This is all that true free traders, in the tradition of the American revolutionaries, have ever demanded."