Thursday, June 11, 2015


On 11 June 1776 the American Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain. Since most Americans don't know sic 'em from come here about history, y'all may be surprised to learn that the Declaration of Independence was not a popular move.

For most of the war no more than 25% and sometimes less than 10% of the people supported independence & the revolutionary government, depending on it's fortunes. Then ask yourself, "How could someone like George Washington, who was literally risking a noose as well as loss of all his substantial property, keep on fighting?" How could someone love liberty that much? And what would Washington & the rest think of those corrupt, arrogant tyrants that rule us today, when they wouldn't even put up with a little tax on tea?


  1. In regards to the Tea Act of 1773. If memory serves, the Act actually lessened the tax on tea. It wasn't so much the tax as the fact that that particular piece of legislation FORCED the colonies to buy a particular item from a particular company that had the colonists in an uproar. Kinda like obamacare. Too bad we can't throw THAT into Boston harbor.

    Somewhere behind enemy lines,
    Peoples Republik of Kommiefornia

    1. Too bad we can't throw THAT into Boston harbor.

      I'm game. :)