Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Reactionary Utopian on King George III

    By today's standards, King George III was a very mild tyrant indeed. He taxed his American colonists at a rate of only pennies per annum. His actual impact on their personal lives was trivial. He had arbitrary power over them in law and in principle, but in fact it was seldom exercised. If you compare his rule with that of today's U.S. Government, you have to wonder why we celebrate our independence.
Thus spake the late, great Joseph Sobran, quoted here — Missing the King.

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OpenID kuiwon said...

I've always wondered why the system of government that replaced the old one by revolution tend to be more of what the revolutionists hated before their revolution (i.e., high taxes)

12:31 PM  
OpenID danightman said...

I found one reason we seceded from Great Britain; because our respect for property rights would otherwise fall to the level of Mid Devon as reported by myself and Cryptogon.

It is, for the most part, somewhat higher in practice in the U.S.

7:52 AM  

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