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1 posted on 06/21/2007 8:41:59 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

I would have said Alexander Hamilton, but this is an interesting argument as well.


2 posted on 06/21/2007 8:43:53 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: Alex Murphy; eyespysomething
This was demonstrated during America’s founding, as Presbyterians, who were Calvinists in theology, formed the backbone of the American Revolution.

While Locke gets sole credit, many of the ideas that helped lead to rebellion from the crown and form our government came from the Scots who were, of course, Presbyterians and therefore Calvinists.

Interesting and enjoyable article.

4 posted on 06/21/2007 8:46:59 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: Alex Murphy
Just an interesting side note:
One could also argue that the governmental structure of the United States was created by the UGLE (United Grand Lodge of England)- Masonic Lodge in the late 1500s to early 1600s. During this time, they drafted and created a Representative form of democracy for the Masonic lodges based on principles from the Bible to the Greeks. This internal government structure later inspired a lot of the pre-founding fathers and many of the founding fathers themselves.
5 posted on 06/21/2007 8:47:22 AM PDT by mnehring (Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit)
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To: Alex Murphy

General George Washington stated, “If defeated everywhere else I will make my last stand for liberty among the Scotch-Irish of my native Virginia.”

These Presbyterian people had been betrayed and tyrannized by the British government time and time and time again, and finally said “it is enough.”


6 posted on 06/21/2007 9:12:16 AM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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Ping for later reading.

But I’ll just note once again that, for a group of folks who think no human being ever deserves credit for doing anything, Calvinists sure take credit for doing a lot.


22 posted on 06/21/2007 2:35:14 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008)
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