Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mississippi Territory Tea Party! August 9, 1772

Be there, or be square! Tell the Brits we've HAD ENOUGH!

Wow! Nobody knew I inspired the Boston Tea Party! Even me!

Sorry, Tim James, I'm not buying it. The link to a site where an August 2003 event titled a 'tea party' was allegedly scheduled doesn't cut muster. I did a WHOIS on it, and the site wasn't even registered until 2007. Also, there are links to twitter and Facebook. They didn't exist in '03. The site design could've been changed since then, so I'll let him have that. Still, since the site itself wasn't registered until '07, I'm not buying it.

I don't doubt that the event took place... I've taken part in events such as this since around 2000. But they weren't 'Tea Parties'. And maybe someone DID say his event was a tea party... that's not the REAL issue, anyway. The question is this: Did the event Tim James participated in in 2003 have any bearing whatsoever on the Liberty movement of today? The answer is a resounding "NO".

We raised about 7 million for Ron Paul's presidential campaign on the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party in December 2007. Unless James was involved in the Ron Paul campaign, his claim falls flat on it's face.

Sorry, Tim. Better luck next time.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a load of crap. The organization was known as Citizen's for a Sound Economy then. They changed URLs when they reorganized.

It was called the Alabama Tea Party and thousands from the liberty movement showed up.

Spouting garbage like this without research or knowing what you are talking about gives Ron Paul supporters a bad name.

5:15 AM  
Blogger Tonewah said...

lol. Hi, Anonymous.

I've heard Tim James speak. He's nothing like any liberty candidate worth supporting. Debra Medina he AIN'T.

If you read the whole post, instead of knee-jerking, you'd see that the real accusation isn't that the event didn't take place. The assertion is that Tim James had no influence WHATSOEVER on the current liberty rEVOLution which inspired all the current tea parties, which is what he's claiming, rather vehemently.

I organized my local Tea Parties, and had never even heard of him doing anything beyond being the son of a former governor. NOBODY who works LIKES taxes. Saying you came out against taxes a few years ago isn't very impressive. Sorry.

He seems a little vain and maybe a little bit Howard Deanish, to boot. I doubt I'd ever be able to support him, unless he came out with some REAL examples of how he's defended liberty. Even then, it would be suspicious... like Bob Barr becoming a Libertarian.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Don said...

Tony, you’re not the only one to find fault with Tim James. As you know I’m a strong proponent for Alabama becoming the 25th Initiative and Referendum (I&R) state.

According to the I&R Institute @ Tim James’ father Fob James, at the time of his election in the late 1990’s, was the only elected official in Alabama to advocate the adoption of the initiative process, but nothing came of it. Today, thankfully, we have several members of our legislature who support Representative Mike Ball’s constitutional amendment I&R bill, currently known as HB201.

I’ve attempted to contact all current gubernatorial candidates to ask them where they stand on this issue. I’ve sent emails to James to which he hasn’t responded, and I’ve spoken with him when he was a guest on the Morris/Montiel Viewpoint talk radio program in Montgomery and reminded him of what his father did in this regard. As of yet he still hasn’t come out publicly in favor of Ball’s bill without sincere reservations he expressed when I spoke with him. A few other gubernatorial candidates have and I can email you the information I have on them if you want to see it.

I don’t expect you to tell me here who you might support to become our next governor, but I’m interested in your thoughts if you want to send them to me in an email.

7:31 AM  

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