Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law to Modern Feudalism
As I was researching for the paper I’m writing for SACPS.org on “People Are Policy” and particularly a quote by either Sam or John Adams that refers to being engaged in political leadership as a high calling from God that I came upon John’s “Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law.” Now I’ve spoken on this before but it again captivated me as we see all the disruption occurring on the college campuses and in the streets as well as the attacks on the new President, Christianity and morality in general.
What I’m discussing from this Dissertation is that like the issue that John Adams describes, our educational system is not following Founders Intent. He spoke of the Founders from 1650-ish and I refer to those in 1750. The point is that John lamented foreign intervention in education designed to distort and distract from the true meaning and establishment of Liberty for labor or economy. With this I talk about Modern Feudalism as the core of our educational system.
Most importantly he writes about “The true source of our suffering has been our timidity.” I delve into this as he challenged the pulpits, the legal minds and the colleges to:
- “Let the pulpit resound with the doctrines and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear the danger of thralldom to our consciences from ignorance, extreme poverty and dependence, in short, from civil and political slavery.”
- “Let the bar proclaim, “the laws, the rights, the generous plan of power” delivered down from remote antiquity, — inform the world of the mighty struggles and numberless sacrifices made by our ancestors in defense of freedom.”
- “Let the colleges join their harmony in the same delightful concert. Let every declamation turn upon the beauty of liberty and virtue, and the deformity, turpitude, and malignity, of slavery and vice.”
In every aspect of this Dissertation he expected truth and knowledge of Liberty to be pronounced for the every person continually as it was during Adams time in history.
With that – 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 today’s program to value the Founders perspective of the mirrors of history and the reality of the present.
And because you keep asking!
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For today’s program:
- John Adams, 1765 “A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law”
- Because this is the solution we need to mentor out future leadership and policy makers: SACPS:
Presentations: What will Samuel Adams Center for Political Science (SACPS) do? Watch the presentation link.
- 3. 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 Constitutionalists”