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You read the Hansard? You need to get out some more...|
Anyway, back to Independence, I have been reading up on the participants, looking at it from both sides. Looking at it from the British side, there is this argument that Samuel Adams was a bit of a rabble rousers. The British East Indies Company was paying the much lower American import tax rather than the British tax, which allowed the Brits to undercut American smugglers. That came about because the Bostonians were boycotting the English tea on the ground that it was more expensive.
Storm in a tea cup but for the rhetorical skills of the rabble rousers.
In any case, history tells me that you Brits repealed the Tea Tax anyway, but English Hawks wanted to punish the American for the Boston Tea Party and charge the likes of Samuel Adams (the demogugue) with high reason. That meant being hang, drawn, and quartered.
Benjamin Franklin (yes, the same), wanted to pay for the damages - very reasonable in Cestmoi's eyes, but the Brits turned down the offer (rather vengeful there in Cestmoi's eyes).
And that, gentlemen was the gong for the first round of the War of Independence.
But for that, Cestmoi would not have been able to watch the film "Sleepy Hollow". You know there is really a town called Sleepy Hollow, I think it is on the Hudson towards Lower Westchester County.