Sunday, November 6, 2011
Sons of Liberty: Post I
You've seen the signs at Tea Party events: The answer to 2012 is 1776.
I firmly believe that we are in the most important phase of this Revolution being waged from the Left.
Remember an essential insight from John Adams: But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. ... This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.
The Revolution underway now from the Left is nearly ready to enter the final phase, when they will unleash violence to complete their task. They have worked for many generations to change and pervert our Founding Principles.
We are now in a phase of this war for Liberty that every living Patriot must remember the original Sons of Liberty. Here is the first link on the topic, following the passage below...
The first widely known acts of the Sons took place on August 14, 1765, when an effigy of Andrew Oliver (who was to be commissioned Distributor of Stamps for Massachusetts) was found hanging in a tree on Newbury street, along with a large boot with a devil climbing out of it. The boot was a play on the name of the Earl of Bute and the whole display was intended to establish an evil connection between Oliver and the Stamp Act. The sheriffs were told to remove the display but protested in fear of their lives, for a large crowd had formed at the scene. Before the evening a mob burned Oliver's property on Kilby street, then moved on to his house. There they beheaded the effigy and stoned the house as its occupants looked out in horror. They then moved to nearby Fort Hill were they built a large fire and burned what was left of the effigy. Most of the crowd dissipated at that point, however McIntosh and crew, then under cover of darkness, ransacked Oliver's abandoned home until midnight. On that evening it became very clear who ruled Boston. The British Militia, the Sheriffs and Justices, kept a low profile. No one dared respond to such violent force.
The rest is here.
Posted by K at 4:45 PM