In 1776, Great Britain Was Not A “Foreign Power”
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Closely reading Washington Watcher's post about Conservatism, Inc.'s 1776 Commission Report reveals an easily-overlooked, yet historically significant error in Robert Hampton's critique.

The American rebels, Hampton wrote, “were white men, primarily British, fighting for their independence from a foreign power.” Hampton should have put a period after “independence.”

Great Britain was not a “foreign power.”

British subjects were fighting against their own monarch; indeed, a foreign power, France, helped the Americans win.

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