1776: The Case for the American Revolution: The Intolerable Acts
The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in the mid-1770s. The British instated the acts to make an example of the colonies after the Boston Tea Party, and the outrage they caused became the major push that led to the outbreak American Revolution in 1775. Yet, this wasn't the beginning of the difficulties. Relations between the Thirteen Colonies and the Great Britain had begun to strain in 1763 at the end of the Seven Years' War. The war had plunged the British government deep into debt, and the British Parliament sought to exploit the colonies for quick funds. They enacted a series of coercive measures to pull revenue from the colonies. Along with these acts, Parliament closed Boston harbor, and sent 4,000 British troops to Boston, to patrol the "rebellious areas." Parliament believed that these acts were perfectly legitimate, that the colonies needed to pay for the maintenance of the British Empire. The colonies thought differently.
The Stamp Act 1765
The Stamp Act of 1765 was one of the first initial measures forced upon the American colonists, instated to help pay for troops stationed in North America after the British victory in the Seven Years' War. It required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper, created in London, and carry an embossed revenue stamp costing one penny. These printed materials included legal documents, magazines, newspapers and many other types of paper used throughout the colonies. The British also demanded that the colonies pay the stamp tax in valid British currency, not in colonial paper money.
The Townshend Acts 1767
Parliament passed a series of acts called the Townshend Acts in 1767, named after Charles Townshend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and known to his friends as "Champagne Charlie," who proposed the program. These acts included the Revenue Act of 1767, the Indemnity Act, the Commissioners of Customs Act, the Vice Admiralty Court Act, and the New York Restraining Act.
These measures met immediate resistance in the colonies, and the unrest would lead to the event known as the King Street Incident in Great Britain, or as it is better known, The Boston Massacre.
The Boston Massacre
The unrest prompted Britain to send troops to occupy Boston in 1768, to help enforce the widely unpopular Townshend Acts. On the night of March 5, 1770, a Boston mob formed around a British sentry, and proceeded to verbally abuse him. Eight additional soldiers came to the sentry's aid. The crowd responded by continuing to harass the British soldiers and throw things at them.
In response, they fired into the crowd instantly killing three people and wounding others. Two more people died later of wounds sustained in the incident. In addition to the five men who died, six more were wounded in the struggle. Despite it being a relatively localized and small incident, the Sons of Liberty, especially Paul Revere, effectively propagandized the event, spreading reports about British abuses on the American colonies. Already strained tensions grew even more taut as war became increasingly imminent.
The Tea Act 1773
The Tea Act was one of the final coercive measures passed by Parliament in the years before the Revolutionary War. It was, essentially, the straw that broke the camel's back, and was the final unifying factors that brought the colonies together with thoughts of revolution. Parliament's insistence on the right to tax the colonies in the end became too much, and incited Revolution. The Tea Act, in particular, wasn't a new tax, but merely a method of financially bolstering the struggling British East India Company. During this time, to avoid the Townshend taxes, the colonists had been smuggling tea into America. The Tea Act was an attempt to convince the colonists to buy British tea and recognize Britain's right of taxation. The colonies refused to accept this policy, and instead, the Sons of Liberty organized the Boston Tea Party.
The Boston Tea Party
When the loyalist governor of Boston, Thomas Hutchinson, refused to let a number of British ship leave without forcing the colonists to pay the duty, things quickly got out of hand. The Sons of Liberty, along with many other protestors, disguised themselves as Mohawk warriors and boarded the three British vessels which remained in the harbor. They worked for three hours, dumping 342 chests of British tea into the water surrounding Griffin's Wharf. The British responded by instating the Intolerable Acts, which the colonies refused to submit to. In place of their acquiescence, the colonists reacted with revolutionary action, and by 1775 the American War for Independence was in full swing.
2013: The Case for the 2nd American Revolution: The Intolerable Acts
The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws passed by the Obama White House in the early 2013’s. The Obama White House instated the acts to make an example of the states after the Government Shutdown of 2013, and the outrage they caused became the major push that led to the outbreak of the 2nd American Revolution in 2013. Yet, this wasn't the beginning of the difficulties. Relations between the 50 States and the Obama White House had begun to strain in 2008 at the end of the Recession. The Recession had plunged the Obama government deep into debt, and the Obama White House sought to exploit the states for quick funds. They enacted a series of coercive measures to pull revenue from the states. The Obama White House believed the states needed to pay for the maintenance of Obama his Empire. The states thought differently.
The Obama Acts (or non-acts) 2008-2013
The Obama White House failed passage of budget spending allowing the debt and deficit to more than double from 2008-2013. Debt in 2008- 7 Trillion: Debt in 2013 16 Trillion, that is more than $50,000 dollars for each man woman and child in the states.
The Obama White House passed a series of acts called the Obama Acts from 2008-2013. These acts included the Stock Act, the Dream Act, the Indefinite Detention Bill, the Monsanto Protection Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, Sequestration 2013, the Dodd Frank Act, etc.. These measures, filled with constitution raping agendas, met immediate resistance in the states. One such act took front and center in the debates, the Affordable Care Act of 2013.
The Affordable Care Act of 2013
The Affordable Care Act of 2013 was one of the first initial measures forced upon the North American people, instated to help pay for a taxation of the people in North America after the Obama election victory in the Years after the crash of 9/11. It required that all citizens in the states take part in The Affordable Care Act of 2013 or Obama Care, created and signed into law, during the democratic rule in the first two years of the Obama administration. These citizens were forced into federally run healthcare exchanges, sharing the most personal of information with the IRS and the administration, these included private secure information like social security numbers, health and mental health records, and many other types of record used throughout the states. Obama Care also demanded that the citizens pay the Obama Care set fine if they refused to sign up for Obama Care. The passage of this law sent waves of dissatisfaction amongst its middle class conservative party (who will bear the brunt of the taxation). The anti-establishment regime was bursting and the seams and many groups were started, but one stood out from the rest, The New Tea Party.
The Internal Revenue Scandal of 2013 and the Tea Party
The Internal Revenue Scandal of 2013, preyed upon opponents against the Obama White House. Primarily targeting the conservative sect known as the Tea Party, a group of concerned citizens protesting the lack of financial accountability in the Obama White House, Obama IRS agents riddled these groups and citizens with mass audits and tried to squelch the so called “Tea Baggers”. The Tea Party was not the only off spin of the passage of Obama Care and the Obama White House , libertarians, independents, and other anti-establishment regimes became commonplace in North America. These groups rose from the necessity of protecting constitutional rights and discouraging irresponsible fiscal practices of the Obama White House . These patriots for-warned their fellow citizens the impact that a socialized Obama Care policy would do to the USA, but many did not heed their vision, and with Obama Care implementation the great forty-hour work week became an ideal of the past. This unplanned consequence came to be known as the Great Unemployment of 2013.
The Great Unemployment of 2013
Due to Obama Care’s regulatory, taxation, and penalty accompaniments it shouldered the burden on the free enterprise markets of North America. Millions lost full time employment and employers were forced to drop coverage of all employees. The millions of insured who were promised conciliatory health policy and affordable cost for coverage were met with higher copays and premiums. The once middle class full-time forty hour work week came crashing to its knees and the pride of North America, its “middle class” vanished into history. The Great Awakening was born.
The Great Awakening of 2013 and the 2nd American Revolution
Due to failed policy and tyrannical abuse of power in the Obama White House the government was shutdown, the unrest prompted Obama to send troops to occupy and discourage visitation and trespass on properties paid for by the citizens themselves for their honor and sacrifice, and to help enforce the widely unpopular Obama Care Implementation, Government Shutdown, and Sequestration. On the day of October 10, 2013 a group of veterans of wars past, formed around the World War II open air museum, with great dismay and incredulity dismantle the make shift barricades placed by Obama troops to halt passage onto their memorial. The barricades where then carried with great patriotism and disdain to the front yard of the Obama White House and with the force of liberty and freedom placed one on top of the other, crushing the barricades like cheap steel. Despite it being a relatively localized and small incident, the Veterans, especially World War II veterans, effectively propagandized the event, spreading reports about Obama abuses on the American states. Already strained tensions grew even tauter as revolution became increasingly imminent. It was, essentially, the straw that broke the camel's back, and was the final unifying factors that brought the states together with thoughts of revolution. Obama Care, was merely a method of financially bolstering the struggling Obama White House . The states refused to accept this policy. The Obama White House responded by instating the Intolerable Acts, which the states refused to submit to. In place of their acquiescence, the citizens reacted with revolutionary action, and by 2013 the Great Awakening /2nd American Revolution was in full swing.