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Posted on 07/03/2011 7:45:02 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
BONUS JULY 4TH COLUMN! EXCERPTED FROM THE SMASH BESTELLER, 'DEMONIC'
July 3, 2011
The reason our revolution was the opposite of a directionless, violent mob running wild in the streets is that the dominant American culture was Anglo-Saxon and Christian. Even while fighting the British, as we now call them, Americans considered themselves British with the rights of Englishmen, who bore the tradition of the Magna Carta.
In fact, one rebel explained that he was fighting the Redcoats to protect his house by saying, An Englishmans home is his castle.
They just wanted to be free of meddling from the Crown. Having been born and raised in the distant and expansive American colonies, Americans objected to the high-handed way King George was dealing with them. They didnt hate the kingto the contrary, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton dispassionately acknowledged that the English political system was better than most others in the world.
Our revolutionary document, the Declaration of Independence, is a religious document through and through, with the colonies demanding rights entitled to them by the Laws of Nature and of Natures God. As founding father James Wilson put it, the will of God was the supreme law of nations.
Consequently, the Declaration cites certain unalienable rights given to men by their Creator. For the rectitude of their intentions, the drafters appealed to the Supreme Judge of the world.
The Declaration reads like a legal brief, with causes of action and prior attempts at resolution enumerated, and a specific demand for relief: Wed like to go our own way please, Supreme Judge of the World. One can read the Declaration of Independence centuries later and understand the whole point.
(Excerpt) Read more at anncoulter.com ...
Unfortunately, as America looses it's religion, specifically the Judea Christian religion, so goes this concept of certain unalienable rights.
” Unfortunately, as America looses it’s religion, specifically the Judea Christian religion, so goes this concept of certain unalienable rights. “ ====
It seems to me that the Christian religion as barely practiced in the USA today would not even be recognized by our forefathers as they practiced the Christian faith. The sacred has long been dumped along with the stricter disciplines of the mainline churches. Exchanged for teaching therapeutically from the 60’s that “you’re okay, I’m okay”, we now have “non-denominational” free for alls, dying mainline churches and the Catholic practices in a state of flux.
Makes one wonder that if we Christians in such weakened, unserious and modern condition were put in charge tomorrow, would we make fruit or fruit salad. Could we even get along among ourselves. Hmmmmm.
While sitting in a crowd for a fireworks show, I read the Declaration aloud to two of my kids, pausing to explain parts to my younger one. I wasn’t being real loud, but I was hoping others nearby would pause to listen. No one did.
Then the city cancelled the fireworks show for an incoming “severe” thunderstorm, which of course, never came. Hopefully they’ll reschedule for tomorrow.
Sorry, I just checked. No storm came so they fired off the rockets anyway. I just sent a nasty e-mail to the sissies on the Police Department who were blaring out about sever storms and that we needed to evacuate immediately. Since I was parked 1/2 mile away, I thought I should take their advice. And yes, I called them sissies.
The famous painting Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull that hangs in the US Capitol rotunda. I find it interesting and germane to this excerpt that the flags hanging on the wall at the back are British ensigns.
It was an excellent book. I have trouble reading (eyes suck) so I listen more than I read now, but...listening to Ann Coulter’s books is a real treat.
Here is the problem: It is only really REALLY good when she reads herself. Unfortunately, she only reads the abridged version, and some other woman with a voice not nearly as compelling reads the full version.
Alas, I only purchased the abridged version, but it was worth it.
I’ve been listening to the unabridged version. The chapter contrasting the barbaric French Revolution with the relatively civilized American Revolution is stunning.
Coulter refers frequently to the works of Gustave Le Bon, on the behavior of mobs. Since Le Bon wrote over a hundred years ago, many of his books are available free at http://www.google.com/search?q=gustave+lebon&tbm=bks&tbo=1&oq=lebon
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