The farmers thought the government was getting money for nothing, the government thought the farmers were getting their chicks for free, and absolutely nobody was getting their MTV. Governments need to pay their debts, and the farmers were not a fan of the way they decided to do this: a tax on distilled spirits. Join us as we talk about a time in history when Americans do what they do best: protest taxes! (The History Bomb may have had too much whiskey recording this)
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Posse Comitatus, not habeas corpus as Steve thought, although this was not in effect at the time.