Sunday, January 3, 2010

Great Tax Protesters of History: Lady Godiva


We want more tax protesters
like Lady Godiva!

So often, advocates of bigger, more oppressive government position their cause as "good" versus the "evil" of those seeking more liberty and more limited government. 

Of course, nothing could be further from the truth, but with a massive government public relations machine, a complicit media, a massive dependent non-profit sector, and rapacious politicians and bureaucrats backing this theory, it’s an uphill battle to fight.


So, in this edition of COAST news, we highlight one of the many heros of limited government and lower taxes: Lady Godiva.

The namesake of a fine Chocolate for sure, and titillatingly famous for riding around town on her horse completely naked, the story behind Lady Godiva’s fame is really in fighting against higher taxes.
Lady Godiva (1040-1080), was an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry, in England, in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants.  Read more about Lady Godiva here.

COAST's wish for the New Year in 2010 is that we have more female tax fighters like Lady Godiva!

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