Skip to comments.Bundy’s Rebellion
Posted on 04/20/2014 11:35:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The thing that needs to be said in respect of the rebellion that has gathered at the ranch of Cliven Bundy is that it is as American as apple pie. At the rate things are going the Nevada ranchers are going to write themselves into American history right alongside Daniel Shays and the Pennsylvania backwoodsmen who confronted the federal government over taxes on whiskey. The echoes are uncanny complete with the sanctimonious lectures from the federal government over the law and the righteousness of the anger of the rebels.
Shays mounted his rebellion in western Massachusetts even before we had the Constitution. His aim was to close the courts trying to collect for Massachusetts taxes to cover its costs in the Revolution. Tempers were exacerbated by a depression, like they are today by the Great Recession. Things came to a head in 1786, and the fighting grew serious in 1787. Before it was over, five rebels were killed and one person on the government side. In other words, it was far worse than anything weve seen yet in Nevada.
Eventually several thousand persons confessed to participating in Shays rebellion, hundreds were actually indicted, and 18 were sentenced to death. Yet with all that, but two John Bly and Charles Rose went to the gallows. Even Captain Shays himself was pardoned. The rebellion, though, ended the governorship of James Bowdoin and brought into power the tax-cutter John Hancock. It was Shays uprising that inspired Jeffersons remark about how the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Washington was less prepared to apologize for the rebels.....
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My, isn’t that interesting? Somebody back there gets it. Now, for a little more history - Once upon there was a corrupt high government official NOT named Harry Reid who gave access to land that was not his to a corporate consortium for the latter’s own economic exploitation. Enriched himself very nicely for the favor, he did - does this sound familiar, Senator Reid? Got caught, and in those days people did something about it. That was the Teapot Dome scandal. Isn’t American history exciting, Mr. Reid?
Mot so much on the uneducated clods wrt the Whiskey Rebellion. Many in Western Pennsylvania at the time came from the Virginia aristocracy.
Likely most of those in W. Pa. at the time could outdo most City dwellers of today in basic academic knowledge.
If the Congress Critters did their jobs, and the State Governments did their jobs correctly, the citizens wouldn’t have to be the ones checking the Federal Government’s over reach.
The onerous Whiskey Taxes were rescinded within a decade.
No “like” button on FR..??? but liking this right now.
So could most first generation immigrants of 1867 or 1905, so far have we fallen.
My kids and I have some of those too.
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I created the designs and gave them to Bailey Bundy to help support their family in this fight.
I was not able to ride to their aid, but I hope this small gesture helps them in some way. They won't make a fortune from it, but every little bit helps.
To the editors of the New York Sun;
In the era you speak of America’s greatest president and patriot was President not America’s MOST TREASONUS criminal Muslim ergo your most fundamental premises are flawed, putting it nicely.
Then, I’m not sure the population of the US was even a million at the time, now it is over 325,000,000. Huge difference.
A patriot or non patriot in Massachusetts MIGHT hear “something” about some sort of rebellion across his tiny state but in the Rocky Mountains no one would hear about it for months or years or ever. At the Bundy Ranch, we heard Everything in a matter of nano seconds.
So, if your trying to reduce the impact of Bunkerville patriots by this “aw shucks” it’s just normal American History”........try a re write, your analogy’s are majority flawed.
At the first census in 1790 the population was 3,929,214. The estimated population this year (2014) is 317,493,212.
Thanks for the tip!