A few programs back I introduced the “Doctrine of the Minor/Lesser Magistrate.” In this program I bring to light how Sam Adams understood this “Doctrine” and in reality lived it as the quintessential Lesser Magistrate.
OK, just to get it straight on the definition, quintessential in this context means: representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality.
Sam Adams from his first elected position to the last term of office as the Governor of Massachusetts understood who the Great Sovereign is and how that applies to every aspect of life and governance. Sam Adams fully applied the “Doctrine of the Minor/Lesser Magistrate” during his life. I hope for moderns that can understand and apply this truth in the present.