Skip to comments.This Day in History: The Stamp Act is Passed!
Posted on 03/22/2010 8:00:32 AM PDT by McBuff
George Santayana said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeating history. Today marks the 245 anniversary of the passing of The Stamp Act. It was repealed one year later, however the spark of the American Revolution was ignited. In this most timely hour, let us learn from our history, let us learn from the ways of the sons of liberty, let us be heartened by their example. A spark has been ignited and a new revolution is underway!
My oldest son has spent the last few weeks studying the American Revolution, it is very new and raw in our house. You have a great point. This is the begining of the end of liberalism. They just dont know it yet. Thumbs up. Lets Roll.
What irony. The Stamp Act, huh? Just wow.
That is sweet and ironic. Next up, Tea party in November. The original one happened in December 1773 but we’ll start ours a little early...
Liberalism has been exposed as a type of totalitarian system. They forced this bill through in spite of the opinions of the American people and even a big group of their own Democrats.
It would be a great irony if the courts end up striking this down. Since the left loves to impose their policies through the courts to avoid the political process, it would be ironic if those same courts strike down something they are so proud of doing through the legislative process.
Wow. Tell me others got goosebumps reading that...how ironic. Or predictive.
We are in a Fourth Turning.
Next up: Shamnesty II and Cap-n-Tax, that will have bi-partisan support from RINOs like Juan McQueeg and Nancy Grahamnesty.
BHO, Jr. says:
"You, Mr. Congressman, ....I know that if you vote for this, you'll probably lose in 2010." "But why do you care? Here's what I am going to do for you, just for giving me this vote and saving my Presidency."
(1) Millions from the discretionary "Stimulus Fund" are put into your campaign. That, my friends, was what it is really for. Unspent campaign funds are ... well ... yours! Ask Ralph Nader. Ask Pat Buchanan. Ask John Kerry. Ask Al Gore. All of'em campaign fund millionaires, and it's legal!
(2) JOBSJOBSJOBS! Ambassadorships. Federal Posts. Big Titles at NGO's, Foundations, Institutes, Universities. All within the gift of the Democrats to each other. From me, to you. Just for one vote.
(3) Win, lose, or draw. I, The Obama, am de facto President until 2012. The economy, if present trends continue, is in the Crapper for at LEAST 5 years after that ... maybe longer! (Deal wit it.) Those almost no-show, high-pay, jobs jobs jobs, are the best insurance there is. No Depression for my followers! Convert to Civil Service ... you can never be removed! Meantime, I am legalizing millions and millions of new voters ... you'll be back in no time!
(4) Earmarks. I promise. You're going to see more earmarks than on a herd of Mexican cattle. I am going to pay you, Mr. Congressman, so you can pay off your friends back home in the district. Remember, I have TRILLIONS!
"The Republicans?" you ask? "All they want is a few more seats so they can get in on the swag." Business (Compromise with the President and the Democrats) as usual.
Maybe we should dump some band-aids into Boston Harbor.
Win, lose, or draw. I, The Obama, am de facto President until 2012.
Righto, and I now am convinced he could give a damnn less about a 2nd term OR the fate of the D party OR whether they maintain control of Congress. The job is done. They got what they needed, control of both houses of Congress and the WH, did their evil business, and can now slink away like the radical bomb-throwers they once were. They were in it for CHANGE, right?
Kenny nails it.
My daughters’ friends mother had a county library job and was laid off. Next gig, IRS. Maybe one of the 16,000 who are put into place to assist everyone with their medical care payments.
Neighbor, salesman that was laid off. Now, he too is working for the IRS. Doesn’t really give me that warm and fuzzy feeling.
I too have been laid off, but I have not taken the bait.
But hey, I thank OBAMA, every waking hour, that I still have my cable TV. I am so blessed.
Thanks - expired, repealed, deemed unconstitutional ... I don’t care how as long as 0bamacare gets stopped.
Boston Massacre next then Lexington and Concord.
Following the Stamp Act (Health Care) were the Declaratory and Townsend Acts (Immigration, Tax and Trade) which lead to the Boston Tea Party (The Sequel) and the American Revolution (The Sequel).
The parallels are amazing.
>> This is the begining of the end of liberalism.
Thank you for pointing that out!!
Several days ago this same fact floated freely from feeble folds in my head and bubbled to the top of the tar pits. I hadn’t bothered to look it up because I was so sure I would never remember a detail like that correctly and am damn tired of hearing my wife say things like, “you were only a year off”, or “it was May, not March” an hour or so after I have such things float up and let them continue on to my mouth.
sums it up very well KB...
maybe you outta take that bait, we’ll need some infiltration eventually...
You could take that job with the Irs and let R’s off at the audit!
just got this from my history prof:
Dear students, friends and colleagues,
As we reflect on the momentous piece of legislation passed by Congress yesterday (yes, Im referring to Health Care reform), lets recognize the particular insights that historians might bring. If youre looking for some well-reasoned arguments, both for or against, and an assessment of what this means in broad historical perspective, check out the articles posted on the History News Network:
O/CARE-STIMULUS SCAMS---DEM SLUSH FUNDS Keep in mind, some 85% of Obama's stimulus is still in Washington. Ohaha's saving it for imperiled Dems' 2010-12 elections. O/Care raises hundreds of billions EVEN BEFORE healthcare kicks in 4 years down the road.
Americans are awakening to the fact that govt insiders are mishandling trillions in stimulus------that federal monies are being illegally directed to Democrat campaign coffers, or wire-transferred offshore into personal accounts......or being laundered in the states.
REFERENCE We kept reading and hearing about Ohaha rushing Congress to approve $787 billion stimulus package" early this year. Now uber-Lobbyist Thomas Hale Boggs, Esq interviewed by network news said, "there's $2 TRILLION federal stimulus waiting to be distributed". Boggs said he is getting unprecedented numbers of calls from all over the US......from those who want a piece of it. (Boggs is the son of former Cong Hale Boggs and brother of former ABC-TV commentator Cokie Roberts).
The reality of the Ohaha scam:
REFERENCE Behind The Real Size of the Bailout (Mother Jones reports its $14 trillion)
Mother Jones | Dec. 21, 2009 / FR Posted January 04, 2010 by E. Pluribus Unum
A guide to the abbreviations, acronyms, and obscure programs that make up the $14 trillion federal bailout of Wall Street.
The price tag for the Wall Street bailout is often put at $700 billionthe size of the Troubled Assets Relief Program. But TARP is just the best known program in an array of more than 30 overseen by Treasury Department and Federal Reserve that have paid out or put aside money to bail out financial firms and inject money into the markets. To get a sense of the size of the real $14 trillion bailout, see our chart here. Below, a guide to the pieces of the puzzle:
Treasury Department bailout programs (controlled by Rahm Emanuel)
Money Market Mutual Fund: In September 2008, the Treasury announced that it would insure the holdings of publicly offered money market mutual funds. According to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), these guarantees could have potentially cost the federal government more than $3 trillion [PDF].
Public-Private Investment Fund: This joint Treasury-Federal Reserve program bought toxic assets from banks and brokeragesas much as $5 billion of assets per firm. According to SIGTARP, the government's potential exposure from the PPIF is between $500 million and $1 trillion [PDF].
TARP: As part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Treasury has made loans to or investments more than 750 banks and financial institutions. $650 billion has been paid out (not including HAMP; see below). As of December 21, 2009, $117.5 billion of that has been repaid. Government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) stock purchase: The Treasury has bought $200 million in preferred stock from Fannie Mae and another $200 million from Freddie Mac [PDF] to show that they "will remain viable entities critical to the functioning of the housing and mortgage markets." GSE mortgage-backed securities purchase: Under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the Treasury may buy mortgage-backed securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to SIGTARP, these purchases could cost as much as $314 billion [PDF].
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Federal Reserve bailout programs
Commercial Paper Funding Facility: With the support from the Treasury, the Fed established the CPFF in October 2008 to increase the availability of short-term debt (commercial paper) funding. Up to $1.8 trillion [PDF] was earmarked for the program.
Mortgage-backed securities purchase: In 2009, the Fed earmarked up to $1.25 trillion to buy investments based on home loans.
Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility: TALF provides financing to investors who are buying asset-backed securities. In February 2009, the Fed and Treasury announced an expansion of the program to generate up to $1 trillion in new lending.
Foreign Central Bank Currency Liquidity Swaps: The Fed has provided $755 billion [PDF] for currency liquidity swaps with foreign central banks.
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CIRCA Sept 15, 2009 A SHOCKING DISPLAY OF OBAMA'S THIRST FOR POWER
FOX News' Judge Napolitano notes: if implemented, the unconstitutional proposals Obama urged in his Sept 2009 speech to Wall Street will amount to a final coup détat by banksters, their technocrats and enforcers, at the Federal Reserve (*the privately-held bankster cartel that masquerades as a government agency). Obama's "reforms" would install a dictatorial regulatory power controlled by international bankers over the entire US economy down to the local grocer and hot dog vendor on the corner. It will control our lives down to the smallest detail. It will require us to ask permission for the most mundane and routine of financial transactions. IT MUST BE BE RESISTED AT ALL COSTS. VIDEO LINK AVAILABLE Judge Andrew Napolitano On Obama/Bankster Takeover
Weird coincidence, eh?
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Yes, we are. A big one.
I read this earlier today and burst out laughing. God definately has a sense of humor.
Every single Congresscritter who voted to approve the Deem and Scheme Slaughter rule should be targeted and defeated in November. “Deeming” a bill passed when there has been no vote (even though they really didn’t use it) is un-American; and those who would use such a scheme do not deserve the honor of high office, or any of the perks.
Or, the Demwits are making peace with the surrender of US sovereignty and destruction of our Constitution.