One of the biggest grievances we have against the English are the fact that they’ve stationed their soldiers in Boston and other cities! We do not need them supervising us like we are little children. We do not need those Lobsterbacks invading our country. And we most certainly do not need them staying in our homes!
The British placed their troops in the colonies hoping to contain our hopes of revolution, but in fact, they are doing the exact opposite! Not only is this invasion of our privacy angering us, it is giving us all the more reason to break off from “Great” Britain! All these Redcoats are doing us is reminding us constantly that we are being controlled and taxed unfairly.
Once the French and Indian war was over, why did the British army have to stay here? Oh yeah, to make sure that we were doing our duties as “citizens” and giving taxes to pay for a war that we were barely even involved in. Then the Lobsterbacks decide to anger us even more and kill five of our colonists, when they were UN-ARMED! Yes, England, that endears you to us very much. And to top it all of, they never even apologized for it!
England also demands that we let the Redcoats stay in our homes whenever they are unable to find lodging. We get no pay or reward for this. They expect us to spend our hard-earned money and food (which was DEFINITELY hard-earned, considering we barely have enough money to live anymore) on ungrateful snobs who think themselves higher than us just because they have fancy clothes and weapons. They expect us to be okay with this, and to keep living like nothing’s wrong.
This is just one of the many complaints we have against the way Britain treats us. It is in no way fair that we must put up with these ingrates without protesting. Maybe we should switch spots with the English people for a week, so they will see how we are living. Maybe, for once, they would understand us.