Field Trip #16

Because when you boil it down…. you look at many of the older folks ranting now and remember they were the wild and crazy hippies who were ranting back in the day, maybe it really is what Alisdair sums it up as.



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  1. iellswo

    I mean, I would just sit there and make fun of his ridiculous outfit, but Alisdair does have a point…

  2. DCRyan

    Alisdair, why must you ruin a perfectly good, ignorant march on the seat of Presidential power with facts? Facts are SO overrated.

  3. Baughbe

    I am humbled.

  4. MJ

    This makes me question everything I have been taught since the 60’s. Could you help me out a little and suggest a source on how any of the british colonies were represented. Dispite the snark I really do want to know.

    Simular in stucture but sorry a king, a house of lords and a house of commons none of which were elected by citizen or state does not equate.

  5. Trixxer13

    Ahhh, yes, when dealing with the illogical, one is best suited to simple concepts…”down with the MAN!”

  6. dale_mettam

    @MJ – The US system is actually an hybrid between the UK and French systems…. a state leader, an upper and lower house. Elections took place…. though the “right to vote” was for everyone…. who counted. Even by the time of George III: This time it’s an embarrassing personality disorder.” The Monarchy was more symbolic and the real seat of power was in the Parliament… like now.

    If you go to Colonial Williamsburg, it’s awesome. You can talk to the folks there of every class and get some really cool and interesting insights.

    But I’ll stop now…. materials are out there if you wanna find ’em. But check out Williamsburg if you can…. the Melon Rind Pickle sounds disgusting but is incredible.

  7. LydaLynn

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  8. Ragedoll

    LOL! I love it… no idea what is going on but willing to put the man down hahaha.

    Can I adopt Mr. Butterpaws Pussford? lol I love him so much!

  9. DktrAgonizer

    He’s bald, but he has muttonchops. I find this highly amusing.

  10. Lisa

    I went to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_taxation_without_representation) where it was explained that at that time even IN England only 3% of English men COULD vote (i.e. choose representation) and generally even they were controlled by their local gentry.

    So basically even the vast majority of British citizens wherever they lived could complain about ‘taxation without representation’!

  11. Aletheya

    Keep it simple, Al. There’s no other way.

  12. Dangerdoll

    Ragedoll, you and I can adopt Mr Butterpaws Pussford & live happily ever after together :)

  13. Ragedoll

    @ Dangerdoll!
    Yay our very own Mr. Butterpaws :) How could we not be happy with each other and him?