“It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity.” Alexander Hamilton
March 22, 2010
Historically Appropriate Fact Of The Day
by Doug Mataconis
It was 245 years ago today, that The Stamp Act of 1765, one of the first of the many punitive taxes imposed on the American colonies and precipitated the Revolution, was passed by Parliament.
244 years and 364 days later, the United States Congress passed a piece of legislation that makes the Stamp Act look like a walk in the park.
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