You must not deprive the colonies of their right to make laws for themselves. Parliament should only make laws necessary for the empire as a whole.

— Thomas Hutchinson

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It cannot be good to tax the Americans... You will lose more than you gain.


[The] prevailing reason at this time is, that the Act of Parliament is against the Magna Charta, and the natural rights of Englishmen, and therefore, according to Lord Coke, null and void.


Americans were convinced in their own minds that they were very miserable, and those who think so are so. There is nothing so easy as to persuade people that they are badly governed. Take happy and comfortable people and talk to them with the art of the evil one, and they can soon be made discontented with their government, their rulers, with everything around them, and even with themselves.