By: Dave Dodson, Conservative contributor to The Boston Globe.
“Taxation without representation is tyranny!” was the rallying cry 244 years ago when a crowd of Boston patriots dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. But if those same freedom-loving colonists lived among us now, they’d have a strong lesson for us: America is suffering the same tyranny today.
Earlier this month House Speaker Paul Ryan released the tax bill, written in secret by the Republican Party, with 429 pages of proposed changes to the tax code. He then pressed the members of Congress to vote on it in 13 days. They did what they were told. Without floor debate, or thoughtful review, nearly every Republican representative came out in support of 429 pages they almost certainly never read.