July 4, 1776

Posted by Helen Thursday, July 04, 2013 ,

And here, just to make a change and have a break from all the rejoicing is the text of Dr Johnson's response to the Resolutions and Address of the American Congress, entitled Taxation is No Tyranny. The great sage, incidentally, was unimpressed by the yearning for liberty by a group of slave owners.


  1. Please don't judge the rest of us by Jefferson's standards. As an American Constitutional historian, however, I am beginning to understand his misgivings about that other great document. I enjoy your posts.

  2. Helen Says:
  3. Thank you and welcome.

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