Friday, April 18, 2008

Taxation, With Representation... Virtualy.

In an appearance before Parliament in January, 1766, British Prime Minister William Pitt stated:

"The idea of a virtual representation of America in this House is the most contemptible that ever entered into the head of a man. It does not deserve a serious refutation. The Commons of America, represented in their several assemblies, have never been in possession of the exercise of this their constitutional right, of giving and granting their own money. They would have been slaves if they had not enjoyed it."

Virtual Representation, hmmm, yeah, that sounds about right....

Some things never change.

Except taxes, those go up.

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