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1771 Candidus – Lost Liberty Today
Lost Liberty Today is explained in my dusting off of the Sam Adams ‘1771 Candidus’ news paper article. Sam wrote, ‘I Believe that no people ever yet groaned under the heavy yoke of slavery, but when they deserv’d it.’ Sad to say but these United States deserve what they are experiencing at present.
I will delve into this Sam Adams article to some extent but you must read it and my application commentary at the end.
The 1771 Candidus article strikes hard against allowing our Liberty to be Lost. Sam comments, ‘The truth is, All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought. Is it possible that millions could be enslaved by a few, which is a notorious fact, if all possessed the independent spirit of Brutus, who to his immortal honor, expelled the proud Tyrant of Rome, and his “royal and rebellious race?” If therefore a people will not be free; if they have not virtue enough to maintain their liberty against a presumptuous invader, they deserve no pity, and are to be treated with contempt and ignominy.’ Over the last fifty years, I put the Republican Party in the context of lacking virtue enough to maintain our liberty. A recent example of not understanding Foundational freedom is the ‘Republican-led Committee Passes Elizabeth Warren’s Amendment to Rename Military Bases’ Continue reading