28 September 2011

Rick Perry Gets Confused About American History

No Rick Perry, that’s not what happened at the original Tea Party.

What I find most troubling about this crop of presidential candidates is their willingness to warp or distort our nation’s history to further their political agenda. Worse still are the idiots in the audience who cheer them on because they don’t know much about history either. The 2 glaring distortions here are 1) the time frame Perry is referring to is when this place was still a British colony, not a nation and 2) the colonialists didn’t have trouble with taxation but rather taxation with no representation. They were being taxed but Britain called the shots, thus inciting the frustration and wrath of the colonialists. Today, we in the middle and lower class are also taxed without representation but lack the revolutionary spirit of our forefathers.

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