Not the revisionist one being offered up in schools.
"We could easily spend the rest of the day (and much of the next) merely listing
the governments in recorded history that have used that “monopoly of
legitimate violence” to oppress their subjects and commit the occasional
genocide against their people. We could point out that this precise
mindset is one shared among the educated men of Parliament and the
British Monarchy in the 1770s towards upstart Colonials in the New
Such an opinion was held in the head of General Thomas Gage when he
ordered Royal Marines and Regulars rowed across the Charles River in the
dead of night on April 19,1775 to conduct gun control raids from
Lexington to Concord. A perversely rewritten history taught by liberal
academics in schools these days suggests that the cause of the American
Revolution was “taxation without representation.” A reading of original
sources puts that lie to rest.
The proximate, immediate cause of the first American Revolutionary War was an attempt to capture powder and shot, cannon, and community food stores that supplied not just the organized militia of their day immortalized as the “Minutemen,” but the unorganized militia of those too young, too old, and too female to be part of the organized militia of their day. These were the “alarm listers.”