history repeats itself... here in Mass this weekSubmitted by overtaxedallen on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 10:10
history repeats itself... here in Mass this week was a challenge from the "liberty State" of candidates where their votes would count in
the GOP caucus a few weeks ago. The establishment was "Romney" people. The Mass GOP has yet to release its final ruling.
Go back to 1768 which was a few years before the revolutionary war - where we decided to do our own thing from England... There was a ship
belonging to John Hancock called the "Liberty". The British establishment send its biggest ship here called... the "Romney". Google it.
The end result was the people won when the country got behind a small group of people from this state.
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from another link:
"In 1768 Hancock's life took a dramatic turn. One of his ships arriving from England was seized by British customs officers as being loaded
contrary to revenue laws and it was placed under guard of the British ship Romney in Boston harbor. The citizens, who depended on imports
for their supplies, rioted and assaulted the revenue officers forcing them to retreat to the Romney for safety. In the melee a boat
belonging to the tax collector was destroyed and several houses belonging to British loyalist were torn down. "