Perspectives

Quick: Why did the Pilgrims come to America?

If you don’t live in Boston I bet you said it was for religious freedom. Ask a Bostonian who knows his or her history though and they’re likely to tell you that it was really for economic freedom.

Or what about the reason that we had the Tea Party where we dumped somewhere north of  $800k (present day value) of tea into the Boston harbor?

It was because “taxation without representation” was immoral, right? Maybe…I’m sure it had nothing to do with the fact that the “patriot smugglers” of the time had lots of illegally imported Dutch tea which would’ve went unsold if people bought the British tea (which, even with the tax was less expensive than the Dutch tea).

It’s interesting how ones perspective can shape the way we interpret “facts” as absolute truth.

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