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None dare call it treason lese majeste

His Royal Majesty is most displeased with you revolting peasants.

Steyn explains:

Here’s a British political cartoon from 1798 by Richard Newton, showing John Bull (the archetypal patriotic English everyman) farting in the King’s face while the Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger, looks on disapprovingly…

Say what you like about George III, but he didn’t demand his Attorney General, Sir John Scott, dispatch a team of investigators to harass and intimidate Mr Newton. Nor, come to that, did the reviled John Ashcroft’s Department of Justice “investigate” those acclaimed novels and movies salivating about Bush’s assassination.

But in America in 2014 you can’t hang a sign on an outhouse door saying “Obama Presidential Library” without attracting the attention of Eric Holder’s goon squad.

Yeah, well, George III wasn’t half the tyrant Holder–or Obama–is. And yes, the Founders would have been shooting already.




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." – Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution

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