The tea parties that are springing up across the country are a good sign that the spirit of protest is alive and well. March in protest, even carry a sign. But that should probably be the end of it. Don't do something silly:
One doesn't normally think of a tea bag as a threat to national security.
But the small packets, when mailed to a member of Congress as a form of tax protest, can trigger alarms, given the post-9/11 anthrax scare. One office recently was closed down over a tea-bag scare.
From regular Lipton's brand to a special-Boston-tea-party signature blend, the mailed symbols are appearing in congressional offices thanks to various efforts sprouting up across America as a way to vent against high tax bills.
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If you're going to protest, one group called teabagcongress.com is attempting to get its readers to send "virtual tea bags."
"Do not send a real tea bag to anyone," the group warns. "Doing so is open to abuse and misinterpretation."
Virtual tea bas, huh? Will that lead to a virtual revolution? Chances are virtually impossible, I'd say.