The war between the Patriots and Loyalists: Episode 1
By Will Clark
Narrator: A long time ago in this very galaxy and world, in our country, there was a war of ideas from different continents…
Loyalist: He thinks that the American patriots are wrong.
Patriot: He thinks that the British loyalists are wrong.
Scene: A tavern, somewhere in Virginia, about 1765.
L: How could people think that the colonists can govern themselves?
P: What are you talking about?
L: I’m talking about how the British should have a rule over the colonies and that you “patriots” should stop acting like big babies.
P: We’re the babies? We don’t follow people to new colonies because we fear losing people for our own colony.
L: We’re not scared, the British are more powerful then you will ever be.
P: What do you mean? You don’t know if we’re powerful. You have not let us prove ourselves.
L: If you are so powerful, then why can’t you even beat our Parliament?
P: Because you guys are taxing us so much that we can’t even afford things like a newspaper! You know why we can’t buy that. Because you tax us so much!
L: Geez, calm down.
P: How can I be calm when all you do is tax us to pay for your foolish wars? Yeah, I am going there, and maybe you guys should take a parla-
-MINT because you are drinking so much tea your breath might be a torture device by itself!
L: I think your being a bit unrealistic. The king has the right to tax as much as he wants. You are just too poor to buy anything.
P: And we don’t have par-la-la-lament, or whatever, anymore because we are awesome, and we will have a government that represents THE PEOPLE!
And by the we have way too much money [ whispers ] if 20 cents is a lot.
L: Stop bashing our government. Everyone knows it is way better than yours!
P: Right. People who imprison people because they have their own opinions and wish to express them…that is not a government!
L: Guess what? I’m a rich landowner and what I say goes.
P: And I am a lawyer. A darn good one. You can’t tax us without representation! I am going to repeal this Stamp Act. And my name is Patrick Henry.
** bows and waves **
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