Right to Tax VS Not to Tax During the 17th Century, British Parliament dug themselves into a very big financial hole that eventually would lead to many historical events. With the French and Indian war being a very big war that lasted quite awhile, the British suddenly became behind financially. Eventually the British won the war and had a very big debt to pay off. The British were in a panic and there only choice were to tax the colonies. This tax really provoked the Americans. They were not pleased whatsoever because they felt that they were not a part of the English constitution. From then on things just got worse. Colonists started protesting, they started a boycott, and eventually the biggest political protest in history known as The Boston Tea Party occurred. Now the British think it is okay for them to tax the colonists. They find it okay for them to put their debts in the colonist’s hands and have them pay for it. Conversations today still speculate whether Parliament should have the right to tax the colonies or should not have the right to tax the colonies. Many people have different opinions and since they have the freedom of speech it becomes a very hard topic to discuss and make a decision on. It is a very interesting topic because there are so many facts for both sides. Many that think Parliament should be able to tax the colonies state that Parliament is a form of government and they have the right to put a tax on any item that they want. This on the other hand is absolutely wrong. Parliament should not be able to tax the colonists for many reasons. One reason is it is against the law to commit internal taxation. Internal taxation also known as “Direct” taxation is completely illegal because they are being taxed without the consent.