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Posted on 03/05/2018 6:56:20 AM PST by rktman
The French and Indian War ended in 1763 with the French losing Canada and all their land east of the Mississippi River. King George III decided to leave troops in the American colonies in case of future French incursions or native uprisings.
British troops were to be paid with taxes collected from the colonies:
the Sugar Tax of 1764 the Stamp Tax of 1765 the Townshend Acts of 1767, taxing glass, paint and paper
As the Colonies had no representative in Parliament, the cry arose, No taxation without representation.
The king imposed Writs of Assistance in 1765 allowing British authorities to arrest anybody, anytime, anywhere on any suspicion, and detain them indefinitely. The government could even open and read the personal correspondence of citizens. Citizens could have their houses, property and farms taken without a warrant or due process. As there were no barracks, British troops forcibly entered into colonists homes and lodged or quartered in them, leaving families to live in barns, basements or attics.
On March 5, 1770, a mob formed in Boston to protest. In the confusion, British troops fired into the crowd, killing five, one of which was the African-American patriot, Crispus Attucks. This became known as the Boston Massacre. Paul Reveres popular engraving of the Boston Massacre fanned flames of anti-British sentiment.
America was like ancient Israel in that every man was in the militia, armed, and ready at a moments notice to defend his community.
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Not in public schools, that’s for sure.
No kidding... Brian Kilmeade is handwringing this morning over the Florida legislature’s resistance to passing a bill outlawing gun sales to people under 21, as if he doesn’t understand why anyone would object.
I don’t think “armed militia” means any able bodied citizen over 21. If it did what’s o stop some idiot lawmakers in the future claiming the militia is only those people between 60 and 65?
Not to mention when I graduated from high school I was 17 and going to college meant driving every weekday through what was then the murder capital of the US a the time, at least two of those days a week having to drive in the dark due to a night class. As a young girl alone in an old truck never knowing when it could break down, having a gun was a great comfort, and more than that it was a necessity that made the trip possible.
I’m trying to figure out how at 18, Uncle Sam thought I was mature to be handed an M16-A2 and taught how to kill at 300 yards, but I wouldn’t have been mature to go buy my own AR.
Let me get this straight. No guns unless you’re 21 and lower the voting age to 16?
We have 1765 going on right now.
1. NDAA allows citizens to be scooped up and detained indefinitely
2. NSA allowed to wholesale spy on emails and phones.
3. Law enforcement can seize assets without a warrant.
Same deal different day.
Good post/history; sobering comments/implications.
live - free - republic
Good thing jennifer lawerence is taking a year off from acting to work on setting “this democracy” on a straight course then huh. LOL!
Thanks rktman. It's the proper time of the year to bring it up -- Black History Month -- because of Crispus Attucks (even then, crazy made-up names) and who knows more about oppression and taxation without representation. Particularly under a racist, Nazi regime. ;')
An aside -- the British soldiers who fired at the Boston Massacre were given their day in court, and their defense was (mostly successfully) conducted by future US President, John Adams.
Actually, didn’t I miss ‘bhm’ by a couple days? I thought it was the entire month of February. Of course ‘they’ would be “granted” the shortest month of the year by evil old white men. How racis’. ;-)
Thats a FACT lost on many. We are thrown back to the 1770s without the powdered wigs.
“On March 5, 1770, a mob formed in Boston to protest. In the confusion, British troops fired into the crowd, killing five, one of which was the African-American patriot, Crispus Attucks.”
While we like to celebrate them as heroes, “mob” was the operative word for that crowd, even among patriots.
They were regarded at the time pretty much the way we do antifa, as an out of control bunch spoiling for a fight.
The lawyer who defended the soldiers who fired into the crowd was none other than John Adams, our future President.
The Militia act of 1792, as ammended 1862, is all able bodied males from 18 to 54.