Skip to comments.What happens when people lose their virtue
Posted on 10/08/2019 9:32:25 PM PDT by Morgana
Samuel Adams, born Sept. 27, 1722, was known as "The Father of the American Revolution." Spreading the slogan "No taxation without representation," Sam Adams instigated the Stamp Act Riots in 1765. In 1770, after the Boston Massacre, where British soldiers fired into a crowd, killing five and wounding six, Sam Adams spread Revolutionary sentiment with his network of Committees of Correspondence.
In 1772, Sam Adams wrote in "The Rights of the Colonists," section "The Rights of the Colonist as Subjects": "Government has no right to absolute, arbitrary power over the lives and fortunes of the people; nor can mortals assume a prerogative (exclusive right) ... reserved for the exercise of the Deity alone."
Adams helped organize the Boston Tea Party in 1773 to protest British taxes. Samuel Adams called for the first Continental Congress.
When it first met, Sept. 6, 1774, he proposed that it be opened with prayer, despite the delegates being of different Christian denominations which did not always get along: "It did not become men, professing to be Christian men, who had come together for solemn deliberation in the hour of their extremity, to say there was so wide a difference in their religious belief that they could not, as one man, bow the knee in prayer to the Almighty, whose advice and assistance they hoped to obtain."
Sam Adams' younger cousin was John Adams, who was also a delegate to the Continental Congress.
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I think all Freepers have a little Sam Adams in their blood and I’m not talking about the beer.
Doesn’t Sam Adams make beer? I’m confused.
Federer is always worth reading, thanks! And every time I read the words or speeches of John Adams, Samuel Adams, and several more of our nations founders and compare them with pelousy, Schitt, Romney, etc. I just want to cry
Is that GWB with Ellen?
Yes. Ellen is taking a lot of heat for just sitting next to GWB.
What happens when people lose their virtue?
It’s been so long since my initial Fall from Grace/Virtue,
I don’t remember what a State of Grace really felt like.
I’d say my spiritual and social life changed completely after I left home at age 17. Two years, numerous friends, risks and experiences later, I was a very different person that the studious young man who graduated from high school.
I just finished a good book on the time period called Revolutionary Dissent by Solomon. It’s about how free speech came to be in this country (colonial period and Rev War).
Well worth the read. ‘Pod
- John Adams
They become democrats
Samuel Adams instigated Boston Tea Party
had a cousin
John Adams 1st VP, 2nd President, wrote The U.S. Constitution
had a son
John Quincy Adams abolitionist, 6th President
spoke in Amistad Supreme Court case
helped bring about The Civil War.
no relation to Trump, greatest U.S. President
:-) [ history lesson ]
A loss of virtue brings destruction to human relationships, loss of trust, peace, sympathy and empathy for others, the rise of narcissism, the bad guys and girls take over, we all head back to the morality of the jungle where the meanest and most cruel win.
> “John Adams 1st VP, 2nd President, wrote The U.S. Constitution”
Madison is widely acknowledged as its driver. But many others were involved, most drawing off the enlightenment philosophers such as Locke and Montesquieu.
People today in general have no clue that the Framers or Founders were deeply educated in history, especially Greek and Roman history, and debated over a long span of time what form of rule and government would be enduring while checking against tyranny and preserving freedoms. This was no easy task. What they came up with is considered divinely inspired.
Also missed is the devoted Christian element. The delegation was opened with prayer even though there were many denominations present that were in conflict with one another. In order to do this, delegates had to humble themselves to the greater task at hand. The US Constitution was thus a unifying event from the beginning.
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