Eric Garner died a patriot. Yes, you read that right. Eric Garner has more in common with the colonists at the Boston Tea Party than he does with Michael Brown. Eric Garner died while being arrested by New York City police last July. His crime? Selling untaxed cigarettes. Garner’s actions were premised on the same notion that spurred the colonists to sabotage tea shipments in protest of England’s Stamp Act of 1765.
In a City where you may not be arrested for marijuana possession or violating immigration laws, where illegal alien criminals will not be deported, you can be certain that the sacred lifeblood of Big Government – taxes – will always receive aggressive criminal enforcement, regardless if those taxes make the poor poorer or kill husbands and fathers like Eric Garner.
Just four weeks ago Mayor De Blasio proudly announced that New Yorkers would no longer be arrested for low level marijuana offenses because it would allow police to put “more time and energy into fighting more serious crime.” Apparently he meant “more time and energy into fighting” the victimless but “serious” crime of untaxed cigarettes. Bilious liberal hypocrites like Mayor De Blasio know who the real criminals are in New York City. It’s those like Garner who Just Say No to tyrannical taxation.
Originally published on December 5, 2014 at Politichicks, where the cool conservative women blog.