Boston Tea Party is a $2000 clue on Jeopardy!

With a hat tip to Darryl Perry:

“I’ll take ‘Mad Tea Party‘ for $2000, Alex!”

The Boston Tea Party was a $2000 clue on the April 19, 2011 episode of “Jeopardy!”

The clue was this:

“Ironically, the Boston Tea Party (“time to party like it’s 1773!”) opposes this Oct. 2001 anti-terrorist law…”

Of course, Libertarians know that would be the PATRIOT Act.

The Boston Tea Party was founded in 2006 with a one sentence platform: “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.

In October 2008, the party’s National Convention adopted the four point program of the Campaign for Liberty. Their program calls for an end to overseas occupation, a restoration of privacy and other liberties, no increase in the national debt, and a thorough review of the Federal Reserve.  During the 2010 convention the Party adopted a new program to End the Wars of Aggression, End the Fed, End the War on Drugs, End the Abuses of Liberty, End the Immigration Fiasco.

hat/tip Peter B. Collins


In Peace, Freedom, Love & Liberty,
Darryl W. Perry
Chair Boston Tea Party National Committee
http://BostonTea.us
Owner/Managing Editor Free Patriot Press
http://FreePatriot-Press.com
2016 candidate for President of the United States of America
http://dwp2016.org

22 thoughts on “Boston Tea Party is a $2000 clue on Jeopardy!

  1. Austin

    All the questions are relating to the “Tea Party” movement. Sort of wonder if the queston creator even realized that the BTP is a party and not the Boston version of the so-called Tea Party?

  2. Robert Milnes

    I’m in the running for the nomination again.
    I’m far more interested in winning the election than plumbline purity.
    Rads need to learn that politics is a messy business.

  3. Richard Winger

    The Boston Tea Party placed its presidential nominee, Charles Jay, on the November 2008 Florida ballot. But yesterday the Florida House passed a bill, HB 1355, which would keep that party from doing that again, unless it submits 335,000 signatures. Is anyone in the party fighting this bill?

  4. Robert Milnes

    Richard, interesting & thank you for pointing that out here.
    This begs the question-what is BTP & what is it doing/trying to do?
    If is jusgt a protest against rightist domination of the LP, then BTP ballot access doesn’t really matter much. But if is trying to actually elect radicals, that’s different.
    Supposedly the Radical caucus in the LP is already performing that function. But then it would be judged to be ineffective.
    BTP could fall back on getting its nominee on the ballot as an Independent until it can get its own line.
    That is why I’m proceeding Independent.-Mix & match as appropriate.

  5. Darryl W. Perry

    @Richard, there are members in Florida that I have contacted making sure they have contacted the State Legislature on this bill.

    I will get a letter sent to the Governor early next week.

  6. Jay Wendt

    The Boston Tea Party is hypocritical and full of phonies who say they support free speech and all that good crap, but remove a Presidential candidate from consideration because of so called disagreements with the Platform. Billy Roper was removed from their Presidential ballot for dubious reasons. He openly defended his credentials, stances, and support for the one sentence platform. They then falsely accuse him of being against the platform, when the only issues Mr Roper had were with the BTP program; which, btw, was not a criteria for the nomination. They then purged Mr. Roper in a style befitting Stalin. They truly are hypocrites.

  7. Jay Wendt

    Yep, the same guy. Do I agree with him, not really; but i do defend his right t say it. It just pisses me off that a group that exposes a message of limited government and personal freedom purges a man a really trumped up accusations. It’s not fair, and morally and ethically wrong.

  8. Bill Ropers positions for $20,000,000...

    … a national welfare program under which every household would receive a monthly check from the government.

    What is the “Family Consumption Allowance”?

  9. Thomas L. Knapp

    @11,

    The “Family Consumption Allowance” is what “Fair” Taxers call the “prebate” (to disguise what it actually is.

    They characterize it as an “advance rebate” of a certain amount of the tax they expect you to pay. The problem with that characterization is that you’d receive it whether you thereafter paid that much tax, more than that much tax, less than that much tax, or no tax at all.

    In other words, it’s a universal monthly federal government welfare program. If you’re a warm bod in the US, you get a monthly check from Uncle Sugar. That’s what the “Family Consumption Allowance” is.

  10. Jay Wendt

    You clearly haven’t been shopping lately. Stores offer mail-in rebates similar to the FCA. And, again, that does not contradict the platform. It disagrees with the BTP program, at the most. Apparently it is wrong to Mr. Knapp that the taxpayers get a meager portion of a national sales tax they would pay. So, tax refunds, credits, and deductions would also be considered a welfare program, because they operate the same way so why not prohibit them.

    Mr. Knapp, btw, is one of the fellows who crucified Mr. Roper, as are Darryl Perry and William Saturn, so I am not surprised he continues to defend a despicable action.

  11. Thomas L. Knapp

    JW@13,

    You write:

    “You clearly haven’t been shopping lately. Stores offer mail-in rebates similar to the FCA.”

    OK, that’s a factual claim. Prove it. Name a store that offers to rebate to you a portion of the price of a product before you buy it and without requiring you to buy it.

    “And, again, that does not contradict the platform.”

    Anything and everything is debatable. In my opinion, a universal social welfare program under which every warm body in the US receives a monthly check from the government is an increase in the size/scope/power of government, even if that welfare check is fraudulently portrayed as an “advance rebate.”

    “Apparently it is wrong to Mr. Knapp that the taxpayers get a meager portion of a national sales tax they would pay. So, tax refunds, credits, and deductions would also be considered a welfare program, because they operate the same way so why not prohibit them.”

    They do not operate in the same way. Under the FCA, every man, woman and child in the United States would receive a check each month calculated on the projected future payment of taxes up to a given level.

    You would get that rebate if you paid more than the projected amount in taxes, less than the projected amount in taxes, or no taxes at all. In other words, the connection between the payment of taxes and receipt of the check is non-existent. It’s a con. It’s a scam. It’s a lie. It’s a fraud.

    “Mr. Knapp, btw, is one of the fellows who crucified Mr. Roper, as are Darryl Perry and William Saturn, so I am not surprised he continues to defend a despicable action.”

    How did I “crucify” Mr. Roper? I simply pointed out that his positions are repugnant to the BTP’s platform and that the national committee has the authority, under the party’s bylaws, to deny candidates whose positions are repugnant to the platform access to ballot lines that national committee controls. Not being a member of the national committee, I had no power whatsoever to act on that; I simply made an observation.

    To call not giving someone something to which they are not entitled a “purge” is an assault on the English language.

  12. Jay Wendt

    Mr. Knapp, if you are buying something, you pay the tax. So, if you get money from the government, and you have already purchased items the previous month or year, how is it a welfare program? That is the short and simple version of what Mr. Roper advocated. You have a major misunderstanding of the basic concept of a Sales Tax, which leads you to form a highly idiotic idea regarding a rebate/refund/prebate/whatever.

    As a former VP candidate and a prominent member, your opinion has sway over the BTP leadership. Do not act coy. It belittles people who know better.

    BTW, the definition of purge is “a purge is the removal of people who are considered undesirable by those in power from a government, from another organization, or from society as a whole.” Entitlement has nothing to do with it. But, you are ignorant and a zealot.

    By the way, do you use VA services? If you do, then you also support the expansion of government, since the VA is nothing more then a massive welfare program.

  13. Andy

    “Austin // Apr 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Billy Roper…. that’s the goofball neo-Nazi guy?”

    Anyone who’d want to take over the Boston Tea Party – a party which does not even have ballot access in one state – is obviously an idiot.

  14. Darryl W. Perry

    @Andy

    I fully expect the BTP to place it’s Presidential ticket on the ballot in at least 4 States – hopefully more. The 2008 ticket was on in 3 States and a certified write-in candidate in a dozen more.

  15. Thomas L. Knapp

    JW@17,

    “Mr. Knapp, if you are buying something, you pay the tax.”

    That’s not necessarily true, but even if it was, the “Family Consumption Allowance” sends you a check whether you’ve bought anything previously or not, and whether you buy anything afterward or not.

    Neither the qualification to receive the check nor the amount of the check are in any way, shape, manner or form related to whether you have paid any tax or whether you will pay any tax. It is not a rebate of taxes paid, nor is it a “prebate” of taxes to be paid. It’s just a welfare check from the government.

    Those are the facts. They will remain the facts regardless of how hard you click your heels together and try to wish them away.

    “As a former VP candidate and a prominent member, your opinion has sway over the BTP leadership.”

    If that’s true at all, it’s probably much less true than you seem to believe.

    “BTW, the definition of purge is ‘a purge is the removal of people who are considered undesirable by those in power from a government, from another organization, or from society as a whole.'”

    Thanks for admitting that Roper has not been “purged.”

    “By the way, do you use VA services?”

    No, I do not.

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