Lupillo Rivera responds: "I pay more taxes than all of you put together."
Therein lies the Achilles heel of the modern day Tea Party Republicans in the above linked shouting match video of the numerous racial slurs spewed by the Tea GOP. Did the modern-day Tea Party forget the real meaning of the Tea Party which began in Boston, Massachusetts? According to History: This famed act of American colonial defiance served as a protest against taxation and dumping the Tea. Undocumented immigrants pay billions into our tax revenue system yet are taxed without representation.
But now we have a new famed act of the modern day Tea Party person who is perverting American history and the essence of the Boston Tea Party and the taxation issue. Here in the United States, these tea party terrorists in Murrieta, California, are shouting obscenities and spewing their hatred in front of small refugee children from Central American, and their goal is to stop the bus from entering the State of California detention centers. We can parallel this bus incident to a recent incident when five neo-Nazis recently attacked a Jewish youth on a bus in Budapest. Meanwhile, Civil Rights leader Reverend Jarrett Maupin parallels this hatred of children to the freedom riders when he said: "These children are no different than than the freedom riders of the 1950's who were stopped because of the color of their skin."
In this video, Lupillo Rivera hits the core of the tea party taxation issue when he said he pays more taxes than all the tea party people put together and this is important to underscore since the original tea party was against taxation without representation.
That said, a question is now being asked with regard to the physical assaults from racists against those who were defending the children. Why weren't the tea party people committing assaults arrested? Particularly after tea party terrorists in Nevada shot and killed a police officer recently.
Reverend Jarrett Maupin, a Civil Rights leader, states:
Our elected leadership that remembers the struggles of Civil Rights must remember that today is the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and if the Civil Rights Act has any power remaining it should be enforced to protect the dignity and safety of these minor children. These children are no different than than the freedom riders of the 1950's who were stopped because of the color of their skin.
The federal government needs to protect these children because Tea Party Republicans are trying to stop these young brown children because of the color of their skin. The racists of yesterday tried to make Rosa Parks go to the back of the bus, however, the racist tea party people today do not want these children to be on the bus at all.
The continued injustice being perpetrated against these immigrant children in border regions is unfortunate and preventable. Clearly this is a humanitarian crisis. Isolationism and nationalism is not the answer.
If the tea party racists really wanted to do something to improve the situation, they would call Republican party members of Congress to urge the passage of immigration reform that was passed by the Senate over a year ago. Their unwillingness to GOP Congressional leaders in support of legal immigration reform exposes their true motives of their so called activism. This is more about exercises in racism than solutions to make our Nation safer, our economy stronger and to protect Civil and human rights.
Shame on the tea party.
Congress can no longer hide behind extremists masquerading as patriots.
I'm urging the administration to act swiftly and boldly within his legal executive jurisdiction, and I hope President Obama continues to put pressure on Congress.