“In Boston the excitement was intense, and the whole city was quickly in a blaze of resentment. At the first opportunity the determined hostility to the act broke forth. What would normally be an occasion of celebration, political figures are found hanging in effigy from city center trees and from the top of which peeped forth a head with horns, intended to personify the Devil. The authorities did not attempt to remove the effigies, for, in the excited state of the popular mind, it was difficult to say how far the rage of the people, might lead them.
The Organizers, with whom the proceedings, originated, kept the matter somewhat in hand, and at evening cut the figures down and carried them in procession through the city, processioned on a bier. The multitude moved in perfect order, and their route was lined with people. They passed through the historic Old State house and under the council-chamber, where the key city politicians happened to be gathered. “Liberty, property, and new taxes”! were shouted at the ears of the listening dignitaries. The Organizers were preceded by some four or five thousand business and tradesmen, decently dressed and the whole body marched to State Street, where they demolished a structure which they believed the federal government was building as an office for the new tyranny being pushed by despotic leadership. Then they proceeded to Fort Hill (Roxbury), where key government officials reside, and with fragments of the frame which they brought with them, built a bonfire in which the effigies were consumed.Continue reading →
Ok folks. We are Living
out the Anti-federalists perspective of Federalist #10 yet we are not
even close to finishing our understanding or application of Madison’s
words here. In this program I will be delving into more of the heart
of the vanity to expect that there will be a continuum of
‘enlightened statesmen’ and the ‘Causes and Effects’ of Factions.
I bring you into a little
clearing understanding of Madison’s thought process here by going
back to Witherspoon’s Lectures on Moral Philosophy. We need the
background info to understand the heart of this Framer of the
The many turns of life
did not facilitate the mid week discussion that I was intending
regarding the relationship of Madison to John Witherspoon. Therefore,
this week I bring in the interesting tidbits about Madison and a good
deal about John Witherspoon.
What is striking about
Witherspoon is detailed in the ‘Introduction’ of the reference
containing his ‘Lecture on Moral Philosophy’ or as otherwise titled
‘Moral Society’. What caught me is the reality that many of the
pastors in the US are even more now of the Moderatist perspective
then like Witherspoon who was a Populist in the church debates in
Scotland. So that you don’t have to look it up, which most of you
would not do, here is the quote from the Intro for clarification:
I was taken aback Not by the Judge Moore win but by the concession speech by Luther Strange. I had to ponder why Sen. Strange made a number of great statements about his personal faith and that in my book it did not line up with taking money from the swamp. I could not find the reconciliation of his comments and then I thought of the sermon on last Sunday by Alistair Begg, the writings of John Witherspoon and the amazing find in Federalist #10.
This program is my simple citizen analysis of the Moore-Strange run off.
I believe that we need to raise up Constitutional Candidates and Vet the candidates Constitutionally because as you know conservatism is misleading as I point out in “Not ALL Conservatives Are Constitutionalists”. Continue reading →
James Caldwell James Caldwell: — His Birth and Ancestry. — Personal Appearance. — Power of his Voice. — His Character. — His Congregation at Elizabethtown.— Made Chaplain. — His Toast on the Reception of the Declaration of Independence. — His … Continue reading → The post Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: Chapter 21 – […]
Declaration Of Independence: The Declaration Of Independence was written to specifically charge the King with those acts that were against the Liberties of the Citizenry. The King was in violation of sacred oaths, relationships, the English Constitution, forced labor, subversion, … Continue reading → The post 1-12-19 Declaration of Independence – Charges Against the Demoncrats […]
Joel Barlow In all that he was called to, Joel Barlow fulfilled that which he was created for: — His Birth and Early Education. —A Friend of Dwight. —His Poem, “The Prospect of Peace.” —Joins the Army in Vacations. —Becomes … Continue reading → The post Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: Chapter 20 – […]
Ezra Stiles Ezra Stiles continues the depth of living the Extensibility of the Gospel: — His Prophecy respecting the Colonies, in 1760. — President of Yale College. — Chancellor Kent’s Eulogy of him. — His Patriotism. — Keeps a Diary … Continue reading → The post Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: Chapter 19 – […]
Naphtali Dagget Naphtali Dagget is the amazing Patriot President of Yale: — Professor of Divinity in Yale College. —The College broken up. —Invasion of Tryon. —Terror of the Inhabitants. —A Company of a Hundred Young Men raised to resist Him. … Continue reading → The post Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: Chapter 18 – […]