I was going from memory, as I implied, so will do some more research into this.
It could be that it was something from the English Revolution (the so-called
Glorious Revolution of the late 17th century).

"John W. Redelfs" wrote:

> After much pondering, Marc A. Schindler favored us with:
> >Incidentally true conservatism as we understand it outside the US is
> >"Toryism,"
> >and seeks merely to preserve the status quo. It is most ironic to me that
> >the one
> >single thing that led to Thatcher's downfall was her imposition of a poll
> >tax. If
> >I recall my US history correctly, wasn't a poll tax one of the so-called
> >"Intolerable Acts"?
>
> I don't think so, but I may be wrong.  The Stamp Act is what most enraged
> the American colonials.  The could not transact any business without buy a
> stamp to make their paperwork official.  Without a stamp, no contract was
> binding, and the stamps were expensive.  Other outrages that incited the
> Yankees had to do with tariffs and duties.  The colonials were used to free
> trade, and were willing to resort to smuggling to gain it.  Tariffs and
> duties frustrated what they considered the right to trade.  It was on this
> account that we had our famous Boston Tea Party, one of the most wonderful
> things to ever happen in the history of mankind, in my opinion.  Another
> was "the shot heard 'round the world" fired at Lexington and Concord.  I
> wish we could do it again.  It would have been wonderful to have lived in
> that day when freedom was a flame upon every lip, or at least every lip
> that mattered.
>
> John W. Redelfs                       [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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> "A liberal in the Church is merely one who does not have
> a testimony."  --President Harold B. Lee
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> All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
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Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick
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