Taxation Without Representation
One reason we revolted from England was taxes imposed on the Colonists. England spent a great deal of money supporting their Colony during the French and Indian War. Then as England needed money they wanted the Colony to pay for more of its own support. One of the many taxes and tariffs imposed on the colonists was the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act was a tax on all printed material including playing cards. Everything had to come from British paper that had an embossed stamp showing that the paper had been properly taxed.
The British felt that The Colonies should pay in part for the support they were being provided by their mother country, England. The military assets left in the Colonies to protect the Colonists cost a great deal of money, and the King wanted to raise some if not most of that money from the Colonies.
The Colonists were outraged by the Stamp Act. The tax was imposed on them against their will and they were not represented by Parliament when they passed the law that required the tax. This was a clear act of taxation without representation. The colonists felt that if the government could impose something as far reaching and unnecessary (from the Colonists point of view) then they could impose any kind of tax or requirement of the colonists.
This was one of the major steps that led to the revolution. We didn’t need or want the British Military support, therefore we didn’t want to have to pay for it. Taxing us for something that was a great deal a part of our everyday life. Every time we handled any kind of paper such as legal documents, magazines, newspapers, playing cards, letter written to friends and relatives we had to pay the king his fair share.
The King was going to far and the subjects were not happy. The King overstepped his bounds, and the subjects revolted.
Doesn’t this sound like what’s happening now with Obama Care. The government imposed a new very complex law that will effect everything in our lives. Health Care will be forever changed from how it is now. Our employers will no longer offer us health care insurance, and we will be forced to buy it else were or pay a tax on our failure.
Before this law was voted for the majority of citizens in this country were opposed to it, and in the two years since it was passed, we still object to it.
The government has stepped over the line just as the King did with the Stamp Act. The public is ready to revolt again. This revolution will take place in the ballot box. More and more of the population does not want this new pervasive health law to control our lives will gladly vote against it in November. The loss of choices and the costs associated is not worth the alleged benefits. The benefits are questionable at best. The loss of choice is real and significant. Government must be limited and restricted in where and how they can affect our lives. This who new system called Obama Care is far too intrusive and must be stopped. The only way to stop it is to vote for men and women who are committed to vote it out of existence.
We must vote for people who believe in limited government and who do not think that success and profits are bad words.
The Free Market works and should be allowed to flourish and thrive on its own. Allowing the government to intrude into the free market only leads to pain misery and failure.
Revolt this November. Run to your polling place, proudly show your picture ID and vote. Vote for whoever will repeal this monster and promise to limit government.
Let the Free Market be Free!!!