Boston Tea Party holding national convention online

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com yesterday:

The Boston Tea Party National Convention opened tonight at 7PM ET and will conclude one week from that time. You can monitor all convention activity at http://bostontea.us/node/831

Douglass Gaking
Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee

According to wikipedia:

The Boston Tea Party is an American political party, named after the original Boston Tea Party of 1773. It is composed of political candidates and espouses a libertarian ideology. The new party was founded in 2006 by a group of former Libertarian Party (LP) members who criticized the LP for its “abdication of political responsibilities”, saying that “Americans deserve and desperately need a pro-freedom party that forcefully advocates libertarian solutions to the issues of today”.

On September 11, 2008, the libertarian website LewRockwell.com posted an article by libertarian economist Walter Block, in which the author proclaimed his preference for the candidates of the Boston Tea Party over those of the LP. Block and other libertarians have expressed discomfort over the “unlibertarian” history of the LP’s 2008 presidential candidate, Bob Barr, a former Republican congressman.

The Boston Tea Party’s platform clearly expresses the party’s philosophy of anti-statism as follows:

The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size, scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose.

The party’s platform is supplemented by a program which advocates, among other things, the withdrawal of all American troops from around the world, including Korea, Japan, Europe and the entire Middle East; an immediate and complete end to warrantless searches and seizures, warrantless surveillance, and other practices that encroach on personal freedom; and an audit of the Federal Reserve. The program was deliberately adopted from Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty.

While the largest part of the party’s members accept a libertarian ideology in the classical liberal tradition, others consider themselves anarcho-capitalists, objectivists, voluntaryists and a variety of anarchists.

One or more members of the Boston Tea Party are also planning on a “March to the Arch” following the conclusion of the Libertarian National Convention in St. Louis on Monday. In 1969, libertarian members of the Young Americans for Freedom walked out of the group’s convention in St. Louis following a fight with the group’s traditionalist conservative faction and marched to the arch.

The following details are listed for the event on facebook:

Monday, May 31, 2010
Time:
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location:
Gateway Arch
City/Town:
Saint Louis, MO

6 thoughts on “Boston Tea Party holding national convention online

  1. Joey G. Dauben | The Palmer Post

    You know, of all the parties currently in America today, this one has been the quietest, and yet they have not done a good marketing job of taking advantage of promoting this party in all sorts of races, at least none that I have seen.

    This is really the party that should drop the “Boston” off its title and be taken over and shaped and fixated on taking advantage of the recent successes.

    That’s just my opinion…but why this party isn’t promoting the crap out of itself is beyond me.

  2. Zero Party Revolution

    Don’t just drop part of the name; drop your identity as a political party and go independent. Third Party Revolution and his pathetic evil treasonous organization may endorse you, but that’s it. And the endorsement of Zero Party Revolution is more important anyway.

  3. Mark Montgomery

    Hey tea-baggers!! Forget Sarah Palin, now you REALLY have a fool to rally around: Rand Paul. By parsing the 1964 Civil Rights Act we can see what he and the tea-baggers stand for: discrimination based on race and physical ability. But then the tea-baggers are just a sad group of old, white, rich, malcontent republicans who hate blacks, hispanics, asians, the middle class and the poor and can’t stand the fact that we have a black president. When they howl “TAKE BACK AMERICA!!!” they mean to take it back from the minorities. Luckily the middle class and the poor far outnumber the tea-baggers so they will have little effect in November and Rand Paul will fade away. Mark Montgomery NYC, NY 10036 boboberg@nyc.rr.com

  4. Tim Madden

    Mark Montgomery-
    Your comment is hilarious, are you aware of how perfectly bias it is? You are condemning one indivdual on a view he has never expressed, and grouping a broad movement of individual as supporters of this implied descriminatory view. Do you see the descrimination in your words? You are that which you scoff at. It is perfectly literary example of the hypocrite. Good work…keep it up.

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