Showing posts with label No Taxation Without Representation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label No Taxation Without Representation. Show all posts

Friday, July 3, 2015

Why We Celebrate The 4th of July: Independence Day

Why We Celebrate The 4th of July - USA from Chuck Thompson

Above is the 7th Virginia planning their war strategy for an upcoming battle.

The largest cavalry battle of the American Revolution took place right here in Gloucester, Virginia.

We fought for our Independence from England partially because of taxation without representation.  Does anyone see anything similar today?

The king thought he had a right to treat his British subjects in these colonies as he saw fit.  The American colonies were flourishing in part because we gave up trying to use the kings coin for trading and debts and instead created our own script.  The king outlawed us using our own script nearly bankrupting the colonies.  The extra taxes without representation was insult to injury.

The British burned our houses and destroyed our crops.  But never our spirit.

The French came to our aid in the battle.

The Marquis de Lafayette came over with his and the king of France's frigates and infantry to assist us.

With perseverance we won the day against tyranny.  We need to stand up once again and claim what is right and demand our inherent rights no longer be infringed upon.   Happy 4th of July and may America see many more with great pride and dignity.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

United We Stand - No taxation Without Representation - The Stamp Act

 This episode of Liberty's Kids, #3, is called, United We Stand.  Liberty's Kids is a very well researched and presented account of American History.  We are using these cartoons as part of our Liberty Education Series as they are fun, entertaining and educational.  Free copy of the above e-book download link.

Here we have a copy of the history of the Stamp Act.  Ever wonder where the famous phrase came from, "No Taxation Without Representation", came from?  Here is the historical story and why it matters.   Today we have plenty of taxation without representation.  Is it fair?  No.  Why do we allow it?  Because too many people have no understanding about the history of this nation and as such, have no idea why it could possibly mean anything to them.  Unless the American people once again learn history and why it matters, our rights will continue to vanish.
No Taxation Without Representation!
No Taxation Without Representation! (Photo credit: jessie owen)
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