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Old 04-19-2021, 11:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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246 years ago today, on April 19, 1775, British soldiers entered the towns of Lexington and Concord, MA, to seize the privately-owned guns of American colonists. American farmers, squirrel hunters, housebuilders, shoemakers etc. decided they'd had enough of such abuse of their rights, and so lined up to resist an army of the finest troops in the world, who outnumbered them significantly.

The colonial leader, Capt. John Parker, said to his troops, "Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." Shooting started, and people on both sides were killed and injured. The British started back toward where they came from (Boston), and the Americans harried and sniped at them from roadside forests all the way.

It was the start of the American Revolution, started by Americans who were tired of getting their taxes increased more and more with no real way to vote on their taxes, getting treated as second-class citizens, etc. The battle was finally triggered by British attempts at colonial versions of Government Gun Control.

Fast forward to today. Normal American are getting tired of their taxes raised with very little chance to vote against them, and government "gun control" efforts are once again on the rise, with those normal Americans getting treated more and more like second-class citizens.

A sign of things to come?
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:15 PM
 
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they pay CNN and Fox to sow discord.
And you can support this with evidence, right?
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:30 PM
 
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As I thought, no evidence that some unspecified "rich" are "paying Fox and CNN to sow discord".

Yawn...
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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And you can support this with evidence, right?
I believe it would be more accurate to say the wealthy own the parent companies of all the major news outlets and though lies, distortions and omissions these news outlets indirectly carry water for the political class and billionaire elite.
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:47 PM
 
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Think of them as 2 guys on a boat with fishing poles. We’re the fish.
Fish bite at fishhooks because they're stupid.

Are you?
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:59 PM
 
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Pretty much. Think of it as 2 sides of elites trying to sway us. Think of them as 2 guys on a boat with fishing poles. We’re the fish.

Hell Tucker Carlson is an elite, but pretends to relate to the common man.
IDK on CNN but Im sure they get paid handsomely.
For normal Americans it's more like the democrats are playing bad cop and the republicans are playing good cop. We're in their custody and no matter what we do they're both going to send us to jail and we're not collecting $200.
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Old 04-20-2021, 03:43 AM
 
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246 years ago today, on April 19, 1775, British soldiers entered the towns of Lexington and Concord, MA, to seize the privately-owned guns of American colonists. American farmers, squirrel hunters, housebuilders, shoemakers etc. decided they'd had enough of such abuse of their rights, and so lined up to resist an army of the finest troops in the world, who outnumbered them significantly.

The colonial leader, Capt. John Parker, said to his troops, "Stand your ground; don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here." Shooting started, and people on both sides were killed and injured. The British started back toward where they came from (Boston), and the Americans harried and sniped at them from roadside forests all the way.

It was the start of the American Revolution, started by Americans who were tired of getting their taxes increased more and more with no real way to vote on their taxes, getting treated as second-class citizens, etc. The battle was finally triggered by British attempts at colonial versions of Government Gun Control.

Fast forward to today. Normal American are getting tired of their taxes raised with very little chance to vote against them, and government "gun control" efforts are once again on the rise, with those normal Americans getting treated more and more like second-class citizens.

A sign of things to come?
It had nothing to do with gun control.

John Parker (captain) - Wikipedia

What we get wrong about taxes and the American Revolution - PBS

3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake - Vox
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:26 AM
 
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If this happened today, John Adams would be doxxed and probably physically harmed for defending the British involved.

He was obviously no fan of their actions or military occupation of the colonies, but also a man of principle who believed that every man deserved a fair trial. Imagine that today...
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:33 AM
 
Location: NY
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Excerpt: British soldiers entered the towns of Lexington and Concord, MA, to seize the privately-owned guns of American colonists.


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The Quiet Conservative has values that are deep rooted in the Love of God ,Family and Country.
There is no storm that can not be weathered. Like Momma always used to say " Watch out for the quiet ones ."

The Federal Government has its worked cut out.
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:40 AM
 
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Just as its a myth that the American Revolution ended at Yorktown (it was the last major land battle between the US and Britain - but the war continued and more Americans died after Yorktown than died at that battle) its a myth that the Revolution started at Lexington and Concord. The Battle of Fort William and Mary in 1774 was one of the first battles, some historians push it back to the Powder Alarm in 1774. By 1775, King George told Parliament the colonies were in a state of rebellion.

Note: Virginia recognizes that Lexington / Concord happened one day earlier than the Gunpowder Incident on April 20, 1775, but of course Virginian's had no way to know of what was going on in Massachusetts.
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