Protesting is nothing new in America. The American Revolution had its beginnings as a protest. One of the important protests was “Taxation without Representation". A series of laws were passed between 1763 and 1775 by the British Parliament that regulated trade and taxes. This caused tension between the colonists and England. British Parliament’s failing to respond to the protests of the American Colonists gave rise to revolt. The out of control spending of today with high taxes, bailouts and Universal Health Care are sowing the seeds for the Tea Party Protests springing up all over the United States today.
The American Revolution was precipitated by a series of events. Some historians list 10 of these events as the catalyst for the Colonists revolt against England. Interestingly there are many similarities between then and now.
Winston Churchill Quoted "Those who forget history are bound to repeat it" - He was not the first one to use this quote, but it says volumes.
"If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed
which is not their government. The whole system of
American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless
citizens perform their duties there, such a system of
government is doomed to failure."
Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the USA.