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
> >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]
> "A liberal in the Church is merely one who does not have
> a testimony." --President Harold B. Lee
> All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
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