Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Very excited to vote this morning.  This will be my first time voting at a synagogue, which has the bonus of being near the Dunkin' Donuts, so I will reward my fulfillment of my patriotic duty with a Boston Kreme donut and coffee.

Speaking about Boston, it's important to note that the Revolutionary War was fought in part about taxes, so yeah, the tea party had a little bit of that right.  However it wasn't about the levying of taxes alone, but rather that the colonies had no say on what taxes would be raised, how they would be collected, and the right to determine how the money was spent.  In "Taxation without Representation", the "Without Representation" part is the key gripe.

Go.  Vote.  Have your say on who determines how to spend our money.  That's what the Founding Fathers would have wanted.  Then, have a cup of coffee to stick it to George III.

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