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2013-07-04 Home Front: Culture Wars
Daniel Hannan MEP: Thomas Jefferson, Anglosphere hero
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Posted by Beavis 2013-07-04 11:37|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [314 views ]  Top

#1 What we now call the American War of Independence would more accurately be termed the Second Anglosphere Civil War -- the First having been fought across England, Scotland, Ireland and America in the 1640s.

The first being a fight between the Crown and Parliament about who had the authority to levy and collect taxes, who had the authority to appoint officers of the realm and were those officer accountable to the laws of Parliament, and ultimate whose office is beholding to whom.

Among the sympathizers in Parliament, they stated these British colonists were only defending the natural rights of Englishmen.

As Adams later reflected, a third were for it, a third were against it, and a third remained in the middle. [Well, at least till the Crown enlisted the Indians around New York to join up.]

Many people in London could not understand why the big fuss. With the removal of the French threat and the natives relatively benign at the time, thing were never better.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-07-04 15:33||   2013-07-04 15:33|| Front Page Top

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