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9-8-18 Anti-federalists #10 1788 – Antagonist and Instigator of Federalist #10

For several weeks we had been discussing Federalist #10. Madison has been focussed on ‘Factions’ and how to deal with them. His idea is that the ‘New Constitution’ is the best way to do so. He discusses the weaknesses and potential problems stemming from persons of various characters influencing groups of Citizens such that they could be easily manipulated.

Now, ‘The Anti-federalists’ take, as Madison, to the moral and virtuous make up of ‘classes of people’ and individuals. This week I focus on the 1788 article, which sets up the response from Madison yet in so many ways there is agreement to what I always call the sinful nature of man striving for power or manipulation over other. Not only that, there are those who prefer to be sheeple easily taken by those who can play to their wants or needs. Interestingly the author of this paper predicted that there would eventually be only two major political parties.

In this program I can only guarantee getting through the ‘first class’ or group of people that are most influential. The writer opens with “The first class comprehends all those men of fortune and reputation who stepped forward in the late revolution, from opposition to the administration, rather than the government of Great Britain. … All your people of fashion and pleasure who are corrupted by the dissipation of the French, English and American armies; and a love of European manners and luxury.”

I will leave you with this idea that there are those who are willing to support the national government when it meets their purposes as our Anti-federalist notes: “They are at present wavering. They are generally, though with very many exceptions, openly for the proposed, but secretly against any American government. A burnt child dreads the fire. But should they see any fair prospect of confusion arise, these gentry will be off at any moment for these five and twenty years to come. Ultimately, should the administration promise stability to the new government, they may be counted on as the Janizaries (a devoted follower or supporter) of power, ready to efface (make oneself appear insignificant or inconspicuous) all suspicion by the violence of their zeal.”

With that said: The mirrors of history come to reflective reality here on Samuel Adams Returns.

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References:

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1. Witherspoon: Lectures on Moral Philosophy (Society)

2. On The Preservation Of Parties, Public Liberty Depends Anti-federalists #10 1788

3. Federalist #10

4. Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republican No. 1 October 8, 1787

5. John Knox Appellation

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12-9-17 Augustine, Franken, Conyer and Moore

As we consider all of the verdicts of guilt manifested by the ministers of the new nationalist religion, we must look back in history at Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo. Today I’m talking about the new national ‘statist’ religion and its theological evangelists – MSM or Main Stream Ministers seen on various corporatist media outlets.

It is important that we reflect again on that sermon by Samuel Langdon discussed last week and the introduction of what John Knox had to say in his Appellation regarding the “Lesser Magistrates”.

Most importantly, this past Wednesday, Mr. Sam Adams was invited to speak at the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) event in Erie, PA. What a privilege and great time honoring students who excel.

As always, remember: The Founders wanted us to gain knowledge and get involved! Being a Citizen is an Active involvement in our political life!  Let’s get our feet on the street for this time is critical!

Join me on Saturday’s program to value the Founders perspective of the mirrors of history and the reality of the present.

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References:

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For today’s program:

  1. THE REPUBLIC OF THE ISRAELITES AN EXAMPLE TO THE AMERICAN STATES by Samuel Langdon, 1788
  2. The Appellation of John Knox 1558
  3. Doctrine of The Lesser Magistrate
  4. Yes, And even more important as you look at what happened in the Republican held House: At the Samuel Adams Returns web site: “Not All Conservatives Are ConstitutionalistsOr on Amazon: Paperback or the eBook    And now at Barnes & Nobles too.

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11-19-16 Red Diaper Babies – Deficiency At The Pulpit

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Buckle Up for today’s program! I’m not holding back since there is so much to get accomplished!

This week has been a continuation of the ‘safety pin’ crowd. I modify the phrase from Michael Savage for today’s program with the ‘Red Diaper Babies’ since I don’t know how many are would be ‘dopers.’ The core of the program today is about Founders Intent: Intent for a moral and virtuous people through the educational system. I take the bold step today to really bring out the corruption of the education system by reminding you of the 45 goals of the communist as read into the Congressional Record and….. That the primary denominations were corrupted as noted in the “The Unholy Alliance.” The Pulpit needs to understand Foundational History and bring it into context for today.

If you think that the Republic has to fall as part of ones eschatology….. Sam Adams and the Founders that clearly understood the whole Bible and Reformation did not.

A snippet On Education:

Sam Adams theory on education included: “His theory was, that the people should be elevated and educated, that a manly development of character should be encouraged by perfect political equality, and that then they would never require rulers to be selected from among the privileged classes. Upon the virtue and intelligence of the masses, guided by liberal popular education, he was willing to stake the republican experiment. No brave, hardy people, brought up under a good common-school system, and taught to revere the ordinary rules of frugality and morality, could, in his opinion, ever be enslaved. They might be led astray, as in all times and countries, but they would be quick to see and return to their best interests under a government of their own making.”

Sam Adams had this to say in regards to education:

(January 16, 1795) “If we continue to be a happy people, that happiness must be assured by the enacting and executing of reasonable and wise laws, expressed in the plainest language, and by establishing such modes of education as tend to inculcate in the minds of youth, the feelings and habits of “piety, religion and morality,” and to lead them to the knowledge and love of those truly Republican principles upon which our civil institutions are founded. We have solemnly engaged ourselves, fellow citizens, to support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this Commonwealth. This must be reconcileable in the mind of any man, who judiciously considers the sovereign rights of the one as limited to federal purposes, and the sovereign rights of the other, as acting upon and directing the internal concerns of our own Republic. “

Additionally he wrote: (Independent Chronicle, January 30, 1797”

“As Piety, Religion and Morality have a happy influence on the minds of men, in their public as well as private transactions, you will not think it unseasonable, although I have frequently done it, to bring to your remembrance the great importance of encouraging our University, town schools, and other seminaries of education, that our children and youth while they are engaged in the pursuit of useful science, may have their minds impressed with a strong sense of the duties they owe to their God, their instructors and each other, so that when they arrive to a state of manhood, and take a part in any public transactions, their hearts having been deeply impressed in the course of their education with the moral feelings—such feelings may continue and have their due weight through the whole of their future lives.”

Sam Adams said this about religion in 1772:

“In regard to religion, mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practised, and, both by precept and example, inculcated on mankind.”

And regarding the First Amendment and religion in government, From – AN ADDRESS OF THE CONVENTION FOR FRAMING A NEW CONSTITUTION OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS BAY TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS. in 1780, as noted from The Declaration of Rights in 1772:

“In the third article of the Declaration of Rights we have, with as much precision as we were capable of, provided for the free exercise of the rights of conscience. We are very sensible that our constituents hold those rights infinitely more valuable than all others; and we flatter ourselves that, while we have considered morality and the public worship of GOD as important to the happiness of society, we have sufficiently guarded the rights of conscience from every possible infringement. This article underwent long debates, and took time in proportion to its importance; and we feel ourselves peculiarly happy in being able to inform you that, though the debates were managed by persons of various denominations, it was finally agreed upon with much more unanimity than usually takes place in disquisitions of this nature. We wish you to consider the subject with candor and attention. Sorely it would be an affront to the people of Massachusetts Bay to labor to convince them that the honor and happiness of a people de pend upon morality, and that the public worship of GOD has a ten dency to inculcate the principles thereof, as well as to preserve a people from forsaking civilization, and falling into a state of savage barbarity.”

Again in 1778 regarding the new Congress:

“Mr Sherman was so obliging as to give me the perusal of your Letter to him, and I am happy that Congress as a Body concurs with you in the Sentiment therein containd; having passd a Resolution by a great Majority expressing their Sense that true Religion & good Morals are the only solid Foundations of publick Liberty and Happiness. “

OK, enough….. I can go on and on – So, Buckle UP to get challenged to day and then get active in you community and churches for true Liberty.

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