Thursday, March 10, 2016

Quote of the Day for 2016-03-10

"Taxation and representation are inseparable … for whatever is a man's own, is absolutely his own; no man hath a right to take it from him without his consent, either expressed by himself or representative; whoever attempts to do it, attempts an injury; whoever does it, commits a robbery, he throws down and destroys the distinction between liberty and slavery."

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden (1714-1794) Speech in the House of Lords on the Declaratory Bill of the Sovereignty of Great Britain over the Colonies, March 7, 1766

Political cartoon designed and distributed in London by Benjamin Franklin as part of his campaign to repeal the Stamp Act (circa 1766) Artist and engraver are unknown

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