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Roots of Liberty Part 3

Moving on in your independence and Roots of Liberty series we find ourselves in 1612  and the free spending King Charles who liked to to romp around Europe soaking up mirth and merriment at his leisure, incurring debt and paying that debt with the peoples money. Parliament finally got fed up and told the King they were going to refuse to implement new taxes so the King being King imposed the taxes anyway, but called it a “Forced Loan.” Not much different from what we have today when Obama uses the power of Executive Order to go around Congress. But 7 Knights from the Kings court decided not to comply because they knew it was taxation without representation and not lawful.