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Most people these days believe the American Revolution was a result of “taxation without representation” exemplified by such bills as the Tea Tax and the Stamp Act but, Franklin, a man who lived through those times and was directly involved in the decision to revolt against the crown, saw things differently.
"The refusal of King George 3rd to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, was probably the prime cause of the revolution." -- Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father
I never understood the real reason for the American Revolution. Americans were not abused, they actually were treated better than Englishmen. Americans did not have poverty because of the abundance of free land, and great abundance of fish, fowl, and other wildlife. The British currency was backed by gold and was sound. I have read the people behind the revolution lived in England, and assured the rebels they would control the situation in England, so the rebels would not be hung if they lost the war. Franklin is an odd character, his kite experiment sounds fake. He belonged to an occult society. Was the house in England he lived in - where they found all the dead bodies - really medical experiments?
In America you learn that the war of 1812 was won by Americans. However, that is not the case, Canada kicked ass & won. We burnt down your white house (which at the time was brown). Just because we didn't want to take any American land, doesn't mean we, Canadians, didn't win.
You are the most self important people.
Quit taking credit for the British accomplishments. Canada wasnt a country until the 1860's. YOU burnt nothing and won nothing, the British did the burning and winning, with British money.
No one cares about Canada except canadians, your not important, stop trying to sound like it, you sound desperate to matter. You guys are such war heroes try fighting for free speech in your country.
Either way, Merika didn't win the war of 1812
You're just jealous cause you live in Merika and wish you were Canadians. Our beer is better, our healthcare is better, we are more loved than Merika people. Most of you guys are jingoistic chest thumping ignorant people. Merika, # yeah
Merika is the country that is screwing everyone else over and spying on everyone else, not Canada
Stop it! You guys are like the Daniel Baldwin of countries Your a borderline third-world country, I'm not a fan of the U.S. right now, but Canada is so irrelevant to the world stage, I never think of it. Your the Daniel to our Alec, and how often do you think Alec is thinking about whats going on with Daniel?
All problems stem from Central Banking. The sooner people realize this the better. But most people can barely grasp basic economics, and I bet most of them don't even know how Central Banking works.
I tell people sometimes that the only remaining countries that dont have a Central Bank are Iran, Cuba, NK, Syria, and some countries in Africa. They still don't get it. Then I tell them right after the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan, Central Banking systems were put in place. They still dont get it.
Oh and of course Hungary! They actually managed to kick on the bankers and Monsanto!