James OtisJames Otis, (1725-1783) American revolutionary politician from Massachusetts

James Otis Quote

“Taxation without representation is tyranny.”

James OtisJames Otis
~ James Otis

Watchword (coined 1761?) of the American Revolution. See Samuel Eliot Morison, 'James Otis', Dict. Am. Biog., xiv.102

Ratings and Comments

Anonymous, Reston, VA, US

And thus it is time for Norm Coleman to give it up and let the duely elected winner be seated!

Ben, Orem, UT

Sure, but taxation WITH representation can be tyranny too, so representation is not the distinguishing feature here.

Mike, Norwalk

James and Ben are both right. In the U.S currently, there is no representation of the individual sovereign. All votees are to represent the foreign despot, tyranny and all.

J Carlton, Calgary

The White House "represents" the International Bankers, not you. Stop voting - Politicians are irrelevant anyway.

jim k, austin

And it ain't been too good WITH representation. Not with the hacks in Washington today.

Mike, Norwalk

Once the Supreme Court legislated the government has inherent right, it gave notice that it is no longer a representative of, by or for We The People but rather, a stand alone alien theocracy. Once, the individual sovereign voted for an individual to represent the individual sovereigns of We The People in a body of like representatives. Without changing the procedure, to fool even the elect, the alien theocracy has reversed the representation 180 degrees. We The People now vote for those individuals who will represent the alien theocracy to We The People and the world. The great delusion (enhanced by the theocracy's PR division - the media) is currently expanding its tyranny and despotism at a rate unknown to man except through violent revolution.

Ronw13, Yachats OR

" When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." The Declaration of Independence, The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America.

Ronw13, Yachats OR

"Constructive fraud as well as actual fraud may be the basis of cancellation of an instrument " United States Supreme Court

Hromano1030, Bangkok

As it turns out, it's tyranny with representation as well.


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