The Arkanssouri Blog.: Modern Day Boston Tea Party.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Modern Day Boston Tea Party.

It's just like the Boston Tea Party.

Except it's in Muncie, Indiana, not Boston.

And he used coins and dollar bills instead of tea.

And he was protesting property taxes, not tea taxes.

And he dumped it at a teller's window, not in the harbor.

But other than that, it's just like the Boston Tea Party. adds an excellent little twist of the knife:

Malchow's protest prevented the office from making its daily bank deposit, costing the county an estimated $1,135.90 in interest that would have otherwise accrued overnight,

Somewhat tangential question: Why aren't coins imprinted with "This coin is legal tender for all debts, public and private."?

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