Originally posted by stormcell
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
At first they were just mad. They petitioned the crown and even sent an envoy.
Nothing. Just arrogance and continued oppression derived from the illusion that their standing army could beat us. They were going to shove those new taxes down our throats no matter what, even if they had to kill us for them.
It matters not that the oppressors found themselves in graves back in Britain. Cause death doesn't care where you're buried.
I wonder how the British people feel about those that died trying to enforce tyranny? Probably the same I feel for Americans that die trying to enforce "freedom". They are all just pawns of the corrupt wills of evil, cowardly men that will gladly send others to their deaths over money.
Scum. You hear me? SCUM.
Across Europe, they commemorate D-Day and the victory against the invaders. France respects their dead three times a year. Graveyards mark all those who died during the war, with a gravestone in the shape of a sword and curly handle.
We remember the "Highland Clearances". Imagine being evicted from your, your possessions thrown outside and your home set fire to and burned to the ground. All so that some wealthy businessman in London could make a fast profit from wool production. Your only options are to take a horse and cart 50 miles along a country road, and either build your own home, join the army of the British Empire or emigrate to a foreign land.
Originally posted by bekod
If one knows their history , there is no difference of now and then, TAX laws and weapons laws are the same , so too is the land laws and land laws, one could not tell other than 1776 and 2013 oh and we are not under a Tyrants rule that orders red Coats around , but one that has NSA under every ones bed, door, closet, window, and desk. We do not have tax with representation just tax upon tax up on tax.
Seventy-two killed resisting gun confiscation in Boston!
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
reply to post by fenson76
You might find it sad that I hold my point of view but I frankly find it sad that you think my opinion of it sad. I will never be a fan of shoddy satire created in such a manner that risks duping the public into believing that this is something that is actually a current event or the misalignment of terms that basically risks creating a revisionist view of history. I also find it very sad that society has a tendency to not finish reading articles all the way to the end for the "punch line" because, if you didn't notice, some people actually thought this occurred because they didn't finish reading the article. While I am a history buff and a total fan of good satire and a sharp criticism of government, I'll never be a fan of anything that deliberately tries to incite panic from a reader without any actual foundation. Then again, I also find it pretty sad that the Tea Party actually thinks that "taxation without representation" in its prior historic use has any comparison to them. The only US citizens that could actually have a comparable claim of "taxation without representation" would be those living in Washington, DC. For all others in the US, they have the opportunity to actually be represented democratically within our version of Parliament through the vote while, back in the late 18th century, the colonists were not allowed any sort of representation within the Parliament and were having hefty taxes levied upon them by Parliament in order to pay for the French/Indian War.
But hey, I suppose history is how you spin it in your book.
Originally posted by WhiteAlice
The only US citizens that could actually have a comparable claim of "taxation without representation" would be those living in Washington, DC. For all others in the US, they have the opportunity to actually be represented democratically within our version of Parliament through the vote...