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The Constitution Podcast, Episode 4

The story of the Constitution is the story of the people who brought it about.  Hear about James Otis, Sam Adams, Benjamin Franklin… 45 more words

Day 5: Inside the Massachusetts State House

I was on the T, reading that copy of the Havard Lampoon I picked up yesterday when I realised something. It’s often said that ‘Americans don’t get British humour’ but from what I read, I don’t get American humour. 820 more words

USA

6 Favorite Sons of Liberty Quotes

#6 “There is not a king in Europe that would not look like a valet de chambre by his side.”   ~~Benjamin Rush, referring to George Washington, 1776… 189 more words

American Revolution

First Principles: A Person's Home Is Their Castle

“One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one’s house. A man’s house is his castle.”–  James Otis, On the Writs of Assistance (1761)

First Principles

Teacher Versus Student

The theme of teacher versus student is an old one. In fact, so old that it’s a cliché — a cliché that’s played over again in TV shows and movies. 485 more words
History

Taxation, Not by my Representation in IL 

Yesterday Illinois Senate Democrats passed a massive tax bill known as SB 9. Senate Bill 9 increases and expands income taxes, expands sales taxes, and increases franchise taxes. 517 more words

Politics

No Taxation Without Representation!

by John Brian Shannon

“No Taxation Without Representation!” was a term coined by Reverend Jonathan Mayhew in a sermon in Boston in 1750.

By 1761 the terminology was changed by… 640 more words

Britain