Burning off the dross

Burning of HMS Gaspee – Inspired Boston Tea Party – a true story

Brownell-Burning of the GaspeeThe Bostonians were late to the party – in 1772 Rhode Islanders decided upon a more radical protest of taxation: they burned the HMS Gaspee, a royal revenue cutter, to the waterline.
Not sure what the equivalent would look like today, but clearly the whole taxation thing, along with the President’s calls for us to invest in the market (?!!) could fan some dissenting flames.

Remember – if you’re going to make tea, you have to heat the water first.

Author: Chris Arsenault

Jesus geek, husband, father. Painter, sculptor, model-maker, author, teacher, designer, artist - these are what former friends used to describe me before I became addicted to the Internet and blogging.

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