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
Genre
printed ephemera
Origin Information
North Canton (Ohio), 1974.
Date
[1974]
Language
English
Library Location
Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
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Also In
Choosing sides
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8K94KHP