taxation without representation

Definition

One of the contributing factors to America's original thirteen colonies revolt against the British Empire. The phrase refers to the inhabitants of the colonies being taxed by the British government despite not having a representative government official to express the views of the citizens of the colonies.

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  • One thing I was against in government politics, was taxation without representation because it meant being forced to do something.

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  • If you feel that your government is just taking your money and doing nothing for you with it in a form of taxation without representation you must take a stand.

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  • Some people do not vote in our community because they sight the reason that America was founded of taxation without representation.

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