Get With It!

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Get With It!

 

 

Name:
Citizens for Constitutional Rights Committee (Creator)
Title:
Get With It!
Abstract:
More explicit than the John Birch Society’s allusion to Concord Bridge (see the previous item), the Center for Constitutional Rights Committee’s flyer used Revolutionary War soldiers to metaphorically “drum up” support for their anti-tax mission. Many conservative organizations during this period frequently alluded to the American Revolution as a symbol of core US values, but this was a particular favorite of anti-tax groups. They used the images of minutemen as an accessible icon for Americans who had grown up hearing about the Boston Tea Party and “no taxation without representation.” The text of the flyer further reinforces this connection to the past with the slogan “1776 to _____ It Is Up to You!!!” and its reference to the U.S. Constitution’s tax clause in the pledge statement.
Collection Name:
Group Research, Inc. Records
Archival Context:
Series III: States. Box no. 421, Folder no. Ohio
Format:
printed ephemera
Place of Origin:
North Canton (Ohio)
Date:
[1974]
Language:
English
Library Location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Digital Project:
Choosing sides: right-wing icons in the Group Research Records
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8K94KHP