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CAPís Capitalist Revolt Spreads
American Spectator ^ | May 1, 2019 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 05/01/2019 2:35:45 PM PDT by Twotone

The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP), the leader in a capitalist revolt in Pennsylvania, is now spreading its message beyond the state’s borders. And it has gained a receptive audience. That audience gathered a few days ago for a conference held in a place that could not be more symbolic of CAP’s efforts — Carpenters’ Hall in Philadelphia.

Recall the historic significance of Carpenters’ Hall.

The year: 1774.

The event: What would become known to history as the First Continental Congress.

The delegates: Representatives from 12 of the 13 British colonies — all except Georgia. Among them were names that would become famous in the unfolding events: John Adams, his fire-breathing cousin Sam Adams, John Jay, Patrick Henry and George Washington.

The First Continental Congress had been convened to protest the Intolerable Acts that had been passed by the British Parliament as punishment for Massachusetts and its defiance of the tea tax. A defiance that included the Boston Tea Party, with rebellious colonists dressed as Indians and boarding British ships to toss their cargo of tea into Boston Harbor.

The main accomplishment of the First Congress was an agreement by the colonies to band together to boycott all British goods — and to set a date for a Second Continental Congress the following year. There was also a “Petition to the King” to repeal the Intolerable Acts — a petition the King ignored. The rest, as they say, became serious history. With the First Continental Congress marked as the beginning of what would eventually become the United States of America — the Declaration of Independence was declared two years later just up the street from Carpenters’ Hall in the Pennsylvania State House — Independence Hall.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: cap; economy; paping; pennsylvania; revolt; taxes; taxrevolt

1 posted on 05/01/2019 2:35:45 PM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone

War is coming


2 posted on 05/01/2019 2:36:47 PM PDT by Skywise
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To: Skywise

We certainly cannot go on as we are!


3 posted on 05/01/2019 2:40:42 PM PDT by Twotone (While one may vote oneself into socialism one has to shoot oneself out of it.)
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To: Skywise

The Tree of Liberty needs watering.


4 posted on 05/01/2019 2:43:58 PM PDT by polymuser (Hi It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged today. - Chesterton)
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To: Twotone

I DO NOT see us continuing as this for long!!


5 posted on 05/01/2019 4:16:53 PM PDT by bantam
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To: Twotone

how can I find the name of the former congressman from Ohio who stood with CAP?


6 posted on 05/01/2019 4:32:40 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: griswold3

I would think they’d have a website & contact info. I haven’t gone to look myself.


7 posted on 05/01/2019 5:21:06 PM PDT by Twotone (While one may vote oneself into socialism one has to shoot oneself out of it.)
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To: bantam

You will be saying that right up until they say “go in here for your shower!” All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.


8 posted on 05/01/2019 10:25:42 PM PDT by Bommer (Help 2ndDivisionVet - https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=category&term=married-recent-amputeca)
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