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Posted on 02/14/2013 6:37:17 AM PST by daletoons
After the revolution, Tories, loyal to the British Crown, were treated as enemies of war by the Whigs. Many were tarred and feathered, or worse. What if there had been a strange animal calling itself a Progressive Whig, who claimed allegiance to the revolution while acting at every turn to undermine it? Would the true revolutionaries have tolerated such a fraud? While our country crumbles under the weight of leftist government, it's good to be an Obama, prospering from our pain. In this case, I think I've used one too many N's in annals.
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I recently read a book about the Revolution, I think most people today think "taring and feathering" was just this humorous thing that the colonists did to the Tories to make them look stupid, then everybody got a laugh and went about their business. Not so. Taring and feathering was often the first step in a practice called "candling" where the victim was covered in pitch and feathers...then lit on fire, so they burned alive "like a candle". Why we usually only hear about the "tar and feathering" part today is because in the years after the revolution, the citizens would often "punish" an incompetent or abusive civil servant by taring and feathering, but not candling. It had nothing to do with humor or embarrassment, it was a dire warning plain and simple, "Either change your way and get out of town or next time we light the match...."
Interesting. Thanks for the insight.
Thanks for holding my feet to the fire.