In Memoriam: Robert "Bogie" Bramlett (JP9)

Robert “Bogie” Bramlett, logger, public servant, and friend to all, was born November 22nd 1947 in the Plant community to Monroe and Floy Bramlett. Bogie served as the Justice of the Peace for the people of the 9th District in Van Buren County until his passing on June 28th 2015.

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The Declaration of Independence

Initially, the American colonists did not seek to be separated from British rule, but felt highly aggrieved from a series of new taxes and policies (including the Stamp Act, the Tea Act, and the Coercive Acts) set over them by faraway England. Many felt that their rights as British citizens were being infringed upon and protested in sometimes costly and destructive fashion (e.g.: the Boston Tea Party), though these ordeals were mostly viewed, except by a few more radical voices, as an internal struggle within the confines of the British Empire.

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