1725, Feb 51783, May 23
a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts, a member of the Massachusetts provincial assembly, and an early advocate of the Patriot views against British policy that led to the American Revolution. His catchphrase "Taxation without representation is tyranny" became the basic Patriot position. The four tracts that he wrote during 1764–65 to protest British tax measures reveal contradictions and even intellectual confusion.
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07/23/1764-James Otis Jr. publishes views on taxation without representation 
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My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous providence shall take me out of time into eternity, that it will be by a flash of lightning.
One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle.
Taxation without representation is tyranny.
The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country.
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