Thomas Paine: If this is not slavery …

Tom PaineLiberty Letters, Thomas Paine, 1776

Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but “to bind us in all cases whatsoever,” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

Source: Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, Essay 1, December 23, 1776

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