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Posted on 03/07/2014 10:48:28 PM PST by lowbridge
In May of 1774 General Thomas Gage was appointed military Royal Governor over Massachusetts. Gage would become very aggressive in the efforts to control the colonist and subdue their seditious behavior. He was going to enforce the Coercive Acts upon the colonists whether they liked it or not.
Gage passed laws that forbade any town meetings without his approval and would only legally allow one town meeting a year. At one point he sent troops to disband and eliminate a crowd that had gathered in Salem, Massachusetts. The people, outraged at the display of force, responded by gathering over 3,000 armed colonists, causing Gages men to retreat. This would not be the end of Gages tyranny.
Gage was told by the King to get the colonists under control. But Gage did not have the force necessary to control the colonists, because the colonists outnumbered Gages troops and out-armed them, as well. Gage had the solution to his problem; take control of the gun powder and ammunition.
Early morning on September 1, 1774, Gages troops would seize hundreds of barrels of gun powder from the Charleston powder house. The colonists did not take this show of force lightly. By the end of the day over 20,000 armed colonists, aged 16 to 60, began to march their way to Boston. The colonists were sending a message, if the government was going to use the force of government to take their arms and powder, the colonist would take that to be an act of war! The colonists were now going to ready themselves.
Just five days after Gages act of war against the colonists, the militia of Worchester County took over their government from the rule of the King. Replacing all leaders appointed by the king with those selected by the people.
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If we are to be free of the tyrants, it will be the same way. Organize, outnumber and outgun them. What did Solzhenitsyn say?
Shame how far Massachusetts has fallen since then.
There Gage's surveyors meted out parcels of land to those who had to leave the United States, almost ALL New England residents.
This established what is now known as Gagetown, New Brunswick, where the maternal line of my ancestors lived:
Canada Armed Forces Base Gagetown is located nearby. By area of land, is one of the largest of its kind in North America.
So.... whom does Obama resemble more, General Gage or Benedict Arnold?
The problem was the interests of the British government were not the interests of the colonists so governed. This is the entire problem we face with our own government. It wants to redistribute the wealth of the governed to benefit themselves and those who keep them in power. (Essentially, the same as the interests of the British crown in 1774.)
Is this a veiled reference to the Great Connecticut Gun Grab that is simmering at this very moment?
Anti-gun article against 2nd Amendment and firearm makers. March 8, 2014 By Catey Hill, MarketWatch
“So.... whom does Obama resemble more, General Gage or Benedict Arnold?”
Obama resembles the King, Holder = Gage, Reid/Pelosi/Schumer et all = Benedict Arnold.
This was mentioned in great detail in Stephen P. Halbrook’s book, “That Every Man Be Armed.”
Excellent reading for the 2nd amendment supporter.
I agree. We need to take a page from history's book.
A well needed lesson from history.
My vote is for Nero.
What a load of crap in that article. Nice to see it though, I doubt it helps the antis.
I'm not willing to deal with it.