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During their retreat to Charlestown, British troops plundered and burned private houses; "Women in child bed were driven by the Soldiery, naked into the Streets"; old men, "peaceably in their Houses, were shot dead; and such Scenes exhibited as would disgrace the annals of the most uncivilized Nation." All these vicious acts were explained as "Marks of ministerial Vengeance" against Massachusetts "for refusing, with her Sister Colonies, a Submission to Slavery." The colonists nonetheless remained "loyal and dutiful Subjects" of the King, ready "to defend his person, Family, Crown and Dignity" with their "Lives and Fortunes." They hoped for support from the "Honour, Wisdom, and Valour of Britons," especially since the ministry's campaign of oppression "must end in the ruin and Slavery of Britain, as well as the persecuted American Colonies."
"Mantatees," see you at the auction block! Any day now ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Sep 4th, 2018 at 06:59:31 PM EST
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Speaking of disorganized protestants, incidentally, in 1842 the Massachusets Supreme Court was the first (iirc) of the nation to discern that labor unions (a/k/a combinations, trusts) were not "criminal conspiracies" to fix prices or ENSLAVE WHITE PEOPLE, I guess. Go figure.

Ban on Corporate Campaign Spending Upheld in Massachusetts

Massachusetts' highest court affirmed a state ban on political contributions from corporations in a unanimous decision Thursday.
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"Both history and common sense have demonstrated that, when corporations make contributions to political candidates, there is a risk of corruption, both actual and perceived."

The state's high court also ruled against the business owners' equal-protection argument related to unions and nonprofits, which are permitted to make contributions, because the business owners failed to show that corporations are similarly situated to unions.
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The Massachusetts ban came about in 1907, the same year Congress passed the Tillman Act, which banned corporate contributions in federal elections.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 10th, 2018 at 07:38:33 PM EST
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