Rabushka: "as a result of the American Revolution, the tax burden tripled"

Zig the N.g ziggerjoe at yandex.com
Sun Jul 5 00:30:18 PDT 2020

Sadly, it is looking like the Bat-Soup Stasi is right agin - the "American" revolution was nothing but a ruse to create chaos and war debts, for greedy bankers, after which "the colony's tax debt tripled"!

Now that's funny - in a true, and black comedy style of funny.

Unlike the article's title though, the American revolution was no mistake whatsoever, but an extremely well calculated ploy by a few greedy and power hungry men to claim that which was not theirs, on the blood and deception of the people (admittedly by way of at least a pretence of a worthy cause of "The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States."):

   Was The American Revolution A Mistake?
     Gary North via The Daily Reckoning,

      ..So as a result of the American Revolution, the tax burden tripled.
      The debt burden soared as soon as the Revolution began. Monetary inflation wiped out the currency system. Price controls in 1777 produced the debacle of Valley Forge.

      ..“There Was No British Tyranny, and Surely Not in North America”

      Only after the price control laws were repealed in 1778 could the Army buy food again. But the hyperinflation of the Continentals and state-issued currencies replaced the pre-Revolution system of silver currency: Spanish pieces of eight.

      The proponents of independence invoked British tyranny in North America. But there was no British tyranny in North America.

      In 1872, Frederick Engels wrote an article, “On Authority.” He criticized anarchists, whom he called anti-authoritarians. His description of the authoritarian character of all armed revolutions should remind us of the costs of revolution.

          A revolution is certainly the most authoritarian thing there is; it is the act whereby one part of the population imposes its will upon the other part by means of rifles, bayonets and cannon — authoritarian means, if such there be at all; and if the victorious party does not want to have fought in vain, it must maintain this rule by means of the terror which its arms inspire in the reactionists.

      ..After the American Revolution, 46,000 British Loyalists fled to Canada and other places controlled by the crown. They were not willing to swear allegiance to the new Colonial governments. They retained their loyalty to the nation that had delivered to them the greatest liberty on Earth. They had not committed treason.

      The revolutionaries are not remembered as treasonous. The victors write the history books.
      The Boston Tea Party: A Protest Against Lower Tea Prices

      What would libertarians — even conservatives — give today in order to return to an era in which the central government extracted 1% of the nation’s wealth? Where there was no income tax?

      Would they describe such a society as tyrannical?

      That the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence was signed by the richest smuggler in North America was no coincidence. He was hopping mad. Parliament in 1773 had cut the tax on tea imported by the British East India Co., so the cost of British tea went lower than the smugglers’ cost on non-British tea.

      This had cost Hancock a pretty penny. The Tea Party had stopped the unloading of the tea by throwing privately owned tea off a privately owned ship — a ship in competition with Hancock’s ships. The Boston Tea Party was, in fact, a well-organized protest against lower prices stemming from lower taxes.

      So once again, I’m not celebrating the Fourth of July today.

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