Back to the Future?

05 Jul

Will history repeat itself?  I usually does.  If so, will the big government we have today try the same tactics that the British tried during their ‘Southern Campaign”, when after taking Charleston, they went immediately to work trying to ferret out Loyalists from the Rebels.  In their efforts, they used taxes (don’t governments always?) as a means to reward or punish.  Take a look below.  It accurately lays out exactly what General Clinton did to accomplish this.

In a proclamation of May 22, Clinton had begun the process of restoring the inhabitants to their allegiance, promising protection to faithful supporters of the Crown and threatening severe penalties for anyone who took up arms against British authority in the future. On June 1 he and Admiral Arbuthnot, acting as commissioners empowered to restore peace, offered complete pardon to those South Carolinians who would promptly profess their allegiance to the king, excepting only persons who had been responsible for executing loyal subjects during the American Period.  Those receiving pardons would, when conditions permitted, be restored to the privileges of British subjects, and they were to be exempt from taxes not levied by locally chosen representatives. Thus loyal subjects would receive the benefits of British citizenship and those who remained in rebellion would be punished, but there was no requirement that persons who took protection would have to take up arms.

His orders to Cornwallis were specific, but Cornwallis (being the tyrannical despot (not to mention coward) promptly changed Clinton’s rules to enhance the punishment and restrict the options. 

And we know what happened after that.

But will things be any different with the current government, when it tries to restore authority over a disgruntled people?  Look for it to use taxation to punish people back in line.  Look for Cornwallis rules.


Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Uncategorized


7 responses to “Back to the Future?

  1. Dannyboy53

    July 5, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    History does repeat itself, in fact “Crazy” Sherman did the same thing during the War for Southern Independence…destroying the private property and businesses of the “Rebels”. Sherman was a cowardly mentally disturbed idiot (known to have had at least one “nervous breakdown”) that was unable to defeat the southern armies so he made war on women and children.

    “His Excellency the Lord General Cornhole” was a man basically from the same mold. Who knows, Sherman might have been a student of old Cornhole’s tactics?!

    • The Soffitrat

      July 5, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      Interesting question. I bet you might be right.

  2. Wildflower

    July 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    “to win the war” often results in mass civilian casulties and property destruction

    the real way to “win a war is not to have one”

    but peace makes no money for those whom sell war materials

    • Dannyboy53

      July 6, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      “Not to have one” means we must submit to a totalitarian regime Wildflower. That isn’t an option my friend!

    • The Soffitrat

      July 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      But, resistance to tyranny, always.

  3. Dannyboy53

    July 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Yep! As bad as I hate to see it we have reached a point, some time back actually, where nothing is working through “normal” channels. Congress is doing absolutely NOTHING productive and certainly not legal. As for the Kenyan…what can I say?

    He is like “Chucky” and the “Leprechaun” rolled into one as far as being destructive of our way of life. But, I’m “preaching to the choir”!

    He has stretched a good thing to the breaking point but I must give the powers that be credit…they are trying not to alarm too many people in too short a time. But I don’t think this tactic is going to work. At some point a lot of people are going to wake up really fast and the feces is going to hit the oscillator.

    All of the men/women that has had training/experience for such an event, and respond, will cause the communists a LOT of heartburn.

    • The Soffitrat

      July 6, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      We shall see, Danny. Only time will tell.


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