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  •  Americans just hate to pay taxes (3+ / 0-)
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    FischFry, slothlax, Laconic Lib

    and love guns and violence.

    But as I remember reading it what the British wanted us to do was pay the whole costs of the French and Indian wars. You know: 18th century user fees.
    And Americans, just like they do today, did not want to pay for what they'd already gotten.
    Thats the way the British look at it anyway.

    Don't get me wrong---I'm a good American, I hate to pay taxes as much as anyone, also paying for what I already got on credit.

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 08:20:21 AM PST

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    •  Not necessarily the whole cost (3+ / 0-)
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      But certainly a major part of it, for what I view as perfectly legitimate reasons. Needless to say, though, the British really mishandled how they did it.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 11:37:51 AM PST

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      •  Lots of opportunists in America, with guns (0+ / 0-)

        Everything is selfish.
        I bet over all the Brits were glad to get rid of us obstreperous bastards

        Happy just to be alive

        by exlrrp on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:30:58 PM PST

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