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Godot51 Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-11 08:18 AM
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51. patriots & tea baggers
This is not an original thought but the next time you hear a tea bagger, republican or other conservative going on about the "Founding Fathers" as if they would be on there side if they were alive today, ask them "Who were the conservatives of 1776?"
At that time they were called "Tories" or, worse, "Loyalists" and they supported the king and the status quo and, especially in the patriotic south, fought in large numbers against the revolutionaries who wanted to form a new country with a new kind of government.
As many as a third of the people living in here at that time could be described as Loyalists and a good percent of them were the merchants, bankers and landlords to whom the average people were indebted and who profited off the taxes they did not necessarily pay to the crown.
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