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Saturday, July 13, 2013

What Happened? Apparently Nobody Read Their Fucking History.

My war on FB memes continues.  Really, I think people should admire my restraint in not making this blog completely dedicated to playing whack-a-meme (isn't reading about Gettysburg and Draft Riots and African-American Regiments more interesting?).

Anyway, just going to do a quickie on this one:

  1. Have none of these motherfuckers actually read the Declaration of Independence beyond its preamble?  There were 27 (TWENTY-FUCKING-SEVEN) grievances enumerated, 1 (ONE) of which was "imposing Taxes on us without our Consent" about 17 (SEVENTEEN) from the top.
  2. The Colonials were really pissed about giving the East India Company a goddamned corporate tax break, not taxation itself.
  3. Really, read this shortish, yet comprehensive, take on taxes in Colonial America.  Saves me the trouble of saying this shit.

And I'll just remind everybody that in the face of British perfidy, Colonials resorted to non-violent means--particularly non-importation agreements (the word boycott wouldn't be used for a century)--with significant success for a dozen years before hostilities broke out.  Put THAT in your tea and drink it.

ntodd

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