Q. Can anything less than a military force carry the Stamp Act into execution?
A. I do not see how a military force can be applied to that purpose.
Q. Why may it not?
A. Suppose a military force sent into America; they will find nobody in arms; what are they then to do? They cannot force a man to take stamps who chooses to do without them. They will not find a rebellion; they may indeed make one.
Benjamin Franklin, Testimony Against the Stamp Act (1766)
posted on 05/09/2013 5:42:09 PM PDT
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
They cannot force a man to have health insurance if he chooses to do without it ?
posted on 05/09/2013 5:47:09 PM PDT
(No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.)
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