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June 27, 2012
and the Boston Globe opinion page continues to misrepresent the issue by calling it more than an issue with British "tax policies" this makes it sound like they didn't like the taxes, but in fact, the issue was "taxation without representation". The colonies were dictated to by a Parliment overseas without any representatives in that body. Parliment saw the colonies as a cash cow to do with as they liked and no one was there from the colonies to speak for the people living here. A completely different concept than just being against taxes which today's Tea Partiers have distorted as well.