Many are quick to regurgitate Thomas Jefferson’s written statement,
‘the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.’
But few are willing to look to the context of a full paragraph in a letter to William Stephens Smith in November 1787. The context is that Jefferson is in France. The new Constitution has been sent to the States for ratification. Jefferson observes that ‘There are very good articles in it: and very bad. I do not know which preponderate (definition: be greater in number, influence, or importance).’ Continue reading →
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The Anti-federalists predicted the Constitution of ‘87 would ultimately have Bureaucratic Quagmire.
This week we saw the remembrance of Constitution Day. Well…. Maybe some folks remembered. In the great debates regarding the new form of government sent to Congress and then to the States, a number of discussions focussed on the tendency of mankind to digress morally. This digression would allow for the power elite to be in the legislature but also to establish bloated bureaucracies.
Worse, the arguments of the pseudonym Brutus would reveal the way in which the judiciary would become our present corrupt system. Continue reading →
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While remembering Constitution Day by considering the up and coming remembrance of the present Constitution, one must understand the first Constitution – the Articles of Confederation. Sam Adams was on the Committee to draft the Articles of Confederation. His clear understanding of historical ‘republican’ systems and Biblical Reformation Liberty were critical inputs into the original structure of the Confederation.
I have chosen to re-run a program from 2018 because I don’t believe that folks, even many who think they have the Constitution figured out, really get what is happening at the National Level was predicted by the Anti-federalists. Why do I believe that? Because the Anti-federalists predicted that if the Pulpits did not continue as the Founding Pulpits, the Constitution of 1787 would lead to the ‘soft tyranny and despotism’ that De Tocqueville later wrote about.
Yes, we are Living the predictions of the Anti-federalists and the analytical writing of De Tocqueville!
Covenant and Constitution
I am promoting sections of my book, “From Covenant To The Present Constitution” in this program. Hmmm…. I still believe that everyone reading this or who listens to the program should get a copy. Heck, since I self-publish, I have to self-promote as well.Continue reading →
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Understanding the reality of those wanting the Destruction of the Constitution, I am opening this weeks program with the Foundational truth that was the deep root of the establishment of this nation. That being the pulpits. I have taken on producing a video series of reading a book to my grandchildren that they will never hear otherwise. In fact you will never hear about it other than here. The book was published in 1864 during a very troubled time. Click on the title to follow the link to find out more about the book and the video series for “The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution”. Last week I gave you the link to the book. This week you need to go to the video information to find the link.
Destruction of the Constitution – No one Listening
The Title for today’s program is something that I have been talking about for forty years plus. I’m keeping this promotion of the program simple. The events of the past two weeks and the actions of the various states elections boards is not predictable, these are the results of not doing anything about what has been warned about. Thankfully we live in a Constitutional Republic not a democracy or a democratic parliamentary form of government. If we did, then… The Kozak Plan would have us under 100% neo-marxist/socialist domination. Continue reading →
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We do have an Ageless Constitution that is most pertinent to the present. It is timeless in Principles. A most Critical discussion during the 1787 debates was and continues to be on Voting.
What does ‘Suffrage’ mean? How do we maintain the equity in Voting? And is our Constitution Timeless – Ageless?
I discuss all of these questions on this program. The concept of ‘Suffrage’ was heavily debated and James Madison is our primary arbiter in this discussion. It is critical to hear what Mason has to say to understand how important the right to vote is and that we need moral and virtuous Citizens that can develop into moral and virtuous elected representatives.
With that said: The mirrors of history come to reflective reality here on Samuel Adams Returns.
This is a fantastic interview with Dave Welty, the author of “Unfaithful Guardians”. Dave has written a fantastic walk through history culminating in what flipped with the Judicial system and Supreme Court. His clear understanding of the 14th Amendment is deeply researched as to the Original Intent established by the 39th Congress and the State Ratifying Conventions of the Day.
Many Conservatives and those in the Patriot movement keep calling on Congress to “Stand on the Constitution”, “Abide by the Constitution” or “Act according to the Constitutions”. Well, I’m here to tell you that – They Are!
This week I give you only the extreme tip of the iceberg from my Presentation/lecture on the ‘Tale of Two Constitutions” and focus on the Constitution Vs Constitutionalism. I again take you through the very tip of the effects of Article VI. So I want to take you through this – reality that the ‘framework’ that everyone is charging Congress to uphold should be influenced by implementation of Founders Intent – but what are the actual influential 20th & 21st Centuries thoughts on Constitutionalism? Do you know the difference? Continue reading →
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Stand alarm’d, O ye Americans! An ORATION upon the BEAUTIES of LIBERTY; Or, The Essential RIGHTS of the AMERICANS A call to ‘Stand alarm’d, O ye Americans!‘ Is a sermon that can be seen directly applicable to our 21st century … Continue reading → The post Stand alarm’d, O ye Americans! An ORATION upon the […]
Revolution – Are You Ready To Rumble? Revolution – Really? Are you ready to Rumble? Simple answer – NOT! I’m going to be very direct and short in this newsletter since there are more words being written on this past … Continue reading → The post 1-9-21 Revolution – Really???? appeared first on Sam Adams […]
A SERMON, CONTAINING, Scriptural Instructions to Civil Rulers, and all Free-born Subjects. By Samuel Sherwood, A. M. Pastor of a Church of Christ in FAIRFIELD. A sermon, containing Scriptural instructions to civil rulers, and all free-born subjects. In which the … Continue reading → The post A SERMON, CONTAINING, Scriptural Instructions to Civil Rulers, and […]
Blood of Patriots and Tyrants Many are quick to regurgitate Thomas Jefferson’s written statement, ‘the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.’ But few are willing to look to the … Continue reading → The post 1-2-21 Blood of Patriots And Tyrants – Execution of […]
Into Isolation To Emasculate Them Into Isolation is a difficult topic to have the general public reason with since a large number, if not a majority, of Americans are captivated in the cutting crippling powers of quarantine. In the program … Continue reading → The post 12-26-20 Emasculate Them Into Isolation appeared first on Sam […]