Our Great Traditions,
remember the Boston Tea Party!
night of December 16, 1773, patriots headed by Samuel Adams
dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor, thus arguably
marking the most famous act of political dissent in American
bold patriotic spirit personifies our Americanism.
through the generations, this spirit lives on. Acts
of patriotism today, though maybe not as famous as the
Boston Tea Party, exemplify that indeed Americanism is alive
recently, under the name of Sons of Liberty, a
protest was held at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington,
D.C. to oppose Al Gore's bid for the Presidency.
poor timing and media resources prevented the protest from
being reported. Nevertheless, it was an event that will be
cherished for a lifetime, with the only regret that all of
you weren't there. Though the Election of 2000 is far behind
us and uniquely ensconced in the history books, I thought
you would enjoy reading this short summary of the event in
this publication and photo I have sent exclusively to
the American Sons of Liberty.
only minor editing, this is the actual story presented to
FOX news, U.P.I, and the Associated Press of Washington,
photograph is a night shot of the Jefferson Memorial, D.C.,
taken during the protest activities.
just in case you were wondering, the Betsy Ross flag shown
at the base of Jefferson was my little addition...
J. Russell Moody
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November 2, 2000
Protest At The Jefferson Monument
protestor of the Patriotic Society "Sons of
Liberty" broke into and blanketed the Jefferson
Monument Thursday morning with tens of thousands of mock one
hundred dollar bills.
protest stems from Al Gore's highly criticized 1996
appearance at a fundraiser held at the Hsi Lai Buddhist
Temple in Hacienda Heights, California.
Al Gore avoided an Independent Council investigation for his
participation at the temple, Gore's long time fundraiser
Maria Hsia (pronounced "Shaw") who was in
attendance with the Vice President at the Temple event was
convicted on five (5) felony counts in a D.C. Federal
Court on March 2.
also circulated that a U.S. government agency had determined
Maria Hsia to be a communist agent. Sparks flew when the
chairman of the RNC then began publicly referring to Ms.
Hsia as a communist agent, which in turn, her lawyers
threatened a civil suit against the chairman. Though Gore
originally denied the event was a fundraiser, he later
admitted he knew it was financially related.
mock one hundred dollar bills used in the protest had
numerous alterations, most noticeably Al Gore's portrait in
place of Benjamin Franklin's. In addition, the name
"Maria Hsia" was placed above Treasurer of the
United States, and the familiar disclaimer, "This note
is legal tender for all debts, public and private" has
been altered to read, "This note is not legal tender
for political contributions." The back of the bill
contains information about Gore's visit to the temple,
criticism of Attorney General Janet Reno for not appointing
an independent council, and Maria Hsia's felony conviction
and communist government affiliation:
THE GORE BILL HERE!
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member of the Sons of Liberty, J. Russell Moody sends this
the final hours before this momentous election, a reminder
of the Vice President's actions should be prudently measured
against the office he seeks to hold by way of our individual
said that, I personally find it very disturbing that any
person who attends a felonious fundraiser at a Buddhist
temple, accompanied by a convicted felon an an agent of a
communist government may very well serve as our Nation's