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Sam Adams Is No Benedict Arnold 11 comments

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.

- Samuel Adams

Sam Adams is a Patriot. Boston Beer Company (NYSE:SAM), brewer of Samuel Adams beers, is looking at executing a tax inversion to escape one of the world's least competitive corporate tax regimes - the United States of America's. The original Sam Adams would have approved. He was a patriot - a patriotic and loyal British subject who would have happily had his liberties respected by his country. However, one's loyalties can be to a set of ideas. Once those ideas are abandoned by a given state, there is no reason why one's loyalty need survive such abandonment. Sam Adams rebelled because of the injustices that were committed against him.

Today, SAM struggles under the burden of an oppressive tax regime that...