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The site publishes some 50 authors, including our own principals, covering such topics as environmental, government, judiciary, health, pharmacy-medicine, public education, science, taxation and transportation issues. We are a citizen advocate news source featuring exceptional editorials and guest columnists in an interesting mix of news, humor, opinion and insightful political commentary. The site offers audio and video news reporting through adobe flash player, You-Tube and Windows media.
We are a member of the Sam Adams Alliance, which includes Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Flint Hills Center for Public Policy, Kansas Progress, the Kansas Meadowlark and Wichita Liberty.
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The Gaspee burning..
HMS Gaspee and her hated commander, Lt. William Dudingston, were sent by King George III to Rhode Island waters in March of 1772 to enforce the maritime trade laws and prevent smuggling. They made no friends amongst the colonists in harassing shipping and delaying, often unjustly, ships that had properly passed custom inspection in Newport.
The latter was the case on June 9, 1772, when the packet sloop Hannah left Newport for Providence. When the Gaspee gave chase, Hannah's Captain Lindsey deliberately lured her across the shallows off Namquid Point (now Gaspee Point) and left the British ship hard aground on a sandbar, unable to move until the flood tide of the following day.