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Response to tortoise1956 (Reply #44)

Tue May 1, 2018, 01:17 AM

47. arms embargoes

tortoise backpedaling as fast as he can: As I stated in the parts you quoted, Gage had stopped allowing any withdrawals from the powder-houses, either public or private stores. That is a clear case of disarmament,..

What you mentioned previously is not what I replied to, which was this: tortoise starting new paragraph: On October 19, 1774, the King and his ministers put in place a 6-month ban on exporting arms and ammunition from Great Britain, and importing arms or ammunition into the colonies. (That would fall under the heading of disarmament, wouldn't it?)
... about midway down: https://www.democraticunderground.com/1172206840#post23

To which I said no, that wasn't technically disarmament, since no one had been disarmed by a ban or an embargo.
Another example of tortoise moving the goalposts & blowing smoke.
I think the bans could be called a tactical or strategic embargo on arms to a potential enemy.

tortoise: As for the Boston Tea Party, that was a direct response to yet another Intolerable Act (the tax on tea), which was driven by parliament and the King. Face it - the Crown decided that there was no need to do nothing more than pay lip service to its overseas colonies, and it bl

Why are you bringing up superfluous information which has nowt to do with the arguments?

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