To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
posted on 02/01/2013 1:22:32 PM PST
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Furious at the December 1773 Boston Tea Party, Parliament in 1774 passed the Coercive Acts. The particular provisions of the Coercive Acts were offensive to Americans, but it was the possibility that the British might deploy the army to enforce them that primed many colonists for armed resistance. The Patriots of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, resolved: That in the event of Great Britain attempting to force unjust laws upon us by the strength of arms, our cause we leave to heaven and our rifles. A South Carolina newspaper essay, reprinted in Virginia, urged that any law that had to be enforced by the military was necessarily illegitimate.
The Royal Governor of Massachusetts, General Thomas Gage, had forbidden town meetings from taking place more than once a year. When he dispatched the Redcoats to break up an illegal town meeting in Salem, 3000 armed Americans appeared in response, and the British retreated. Gages aide John Andrews explained that everyone in the area aged 16 years or older owned a gun and plenty of gunpowder.
Military rule would be difficult to impose on an armed populace. Gage had only 2,000 troops in Boston. There were thousands of armed men in Boston alone, and more in the surrounding area. One response to the problem was to deprive the Americans of gunpowder.
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posted on 02/01/2013 1:23:34 PM PST
by DJ MacWoW
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I had to save that and plan to send it on to my friends...maybe we already guessed (knew?) but it is nice to see it in red and blue!
posted on 02/01/2013 2:11:54 PM PST
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posted on 02/01/2013 3:28:37 PM PST
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Wow! I hadn't seen that presented visually in such stark contrast. It's well known that Conservative areas, such as Texas and Oklahoma are free of the violence that are the norm in liberal cesspools like Massachusetts and more recently, with a high profile, Connecticut. But that map makes it clear -- crystal clear.
Leftist tool Piers Morgan of CNN ought to take that into account when he heads to Texas on Monday.
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posted on 02/02/2013 1:06:45 PM PST
(DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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