By Loraine Aceto
According to History.com, “In 1774, British Parliament passes the Boston Port Act, closing the port of Boston and demanding that the city’s residents pay for the nearly $1 million worth (in today’s money) of tea dumped into Boston Harbor during the Boston Tea Party of December 16, 1773.” This historic event is in the past known as the Boston Port Act. Both the Boston Port Act tactic and the government shutdown are shutting down the system and forcing payment for ultimate activism towards a growing crisis that must be fixed. The tactic to close the port of Boston to force payment toward a humanitarian act, from the past historic event, The Boston Port Act, was similarly used in the government shutdown recently.
Trump is forcing a payment for building the wall to fight MS-13, 1,600,000 illegal immigrants who are already criminals by crossing the border illegally according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the growing humanitarian issues arising from human trafficking. For example, according to Trafficking In Persons statistics bureau, in 2009: 49,105 victims of human trafficking were identified. In 2016, the amount has grown to 66,520 victims of human trafficking. The amount of human trafficking victims to this day in the year 2019 has definitely grown.
Trump is similarly using the tactic of the Boston Port Act by shutting down the government to win for funding of the wall. Trump is reopening the government currently but will address this 60-year cleanup of corrupted security border policy and will shut down the government again on February 15th if Pelosi and Schumer don’t sign the bill. This tactic is forceful towards a necessary payment far more important than paying for other people’s art nouveau in their mother’s basement. Jokes aside teasing about socialism, I predict he will “block harbors”, win by force using this tactic from the Boston Port Act, and by doing it again will surely keep pushing towards the end to human trafficking and lessen corruption by not normalizing criminalization.
Government Shutdown Technique: From Boston Port Act Blocking Harbors and Winning by Force
By Loraine Aceto