I created a blog on Sodahead the other day named ?WILL 2012 LEAD TO THE RE-BIRTH OF A NATION ??
My thoughts were seeing the amazing parallels of the times in early America and what lead up to the final act of war. ?I see today the policies of the Progressive Democratic Party repeating history.
So what were the signs and happenings of that day that eventually led to the birth of a new Nation …
In 1766, a new government came into power in Great Britain. This new government, like those before it, came to the conclusion it needed to raise additional money from the colonies. Charles Townshend was the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Townshend immediately began investigating means to increase revenue from the colonies and to make colonial governors and judges independent of colonial control, to create a more effective means of enforcing compliance with trade regulations, and to establish the controversial precedent that Parliament had the right to tax the colonies. He came up with the idea of placing a duty on items imported into the colonies.
To help enforce the Townshend Acts, 4,000 British army troops were sent to Boston beginning in 1768.
The event began on King Street, today known as State Street, in the early evening of March 5, 1770 in front of Private Hugh White, a British sentry, as he stood duty outside the Custom house. ?A young wigmaker’s apprentice called out to a British officer, claiming he had not paid his bill. The officer had in fact settled his account and ignored the insult. ?The apprentice gathered some friends and continued his complaints and some began throwing rocks. ?Each side exchanged insults until a Private White left his post and challenged the boy apprentice striking him on the side of the head with a musket. This attracted a larger crowd.
When threatened by the mob the troops fired leaving three civilians dead at the scene, eleven injured, and two died later.? This act of aggression helped spark the rebellion, which culminated in the American Revolutionary War.
On the evening of December 16th, 1773 thousands of Bostonians and farmers from the surrounding countryside packed into the Old South Meeting house to hear Samuel Adams. Adams denounced the Governor for denying clearance for vessels wishing to leave with tea still on board. After his speech the crowd headed for the waterfront. From the crowd, 50 individuals emerged dressed as Indians. They boarded three vessels docked in the harbor and threw 90,000 pounds of tea overboard.
In 1774 the British parliament gave its speedy assent to a series of acts that became known as the “Coercive Acts”; or in the colonies as the “Intolerable Acts”.
Great Britain hoped that the Coercive Acts would isolate radicals in Massachusetts and cause American colonists to concede the authority of Parliament over their elected assemblies. It was a calculated risk that backfired, however, because the harshness of some of the acts made it difficult for moderates in the colonies to speak in favor of Parliament.
In 1774 Jefferson wrote ?A Summary View of Rights of British America? to the King ?
?Scarcely have our minds been able to emerge from the astonishment into which one stroke of parliamentary thunder has involved us, before another more heavy, and more alarming, is fallen on us. Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate and systematical plan of reducing us to slavery.?
On May 25th, 1774, the Massachusetts General Court elected members to the Governor’s Council. Governor Hutchison vetoed 12 of the members, including John Adams.
On August 10th, 1774 John Adams and the delegation set off for Philadelphia. The delegation arrived in Philadelphia twenty days later, after visiting Hartford, New Haven and New York on the way. They began meeting members of the other delegations.
On September 5, 1774 the entire delegation met. All of the colonies, with the exception of Georgia, had sent representatives. The Congress was divided between militant and conservative delegates. The conservative delegates wanted to buy time to allow the British government to come to its senses. The more militant delegates wanted to take immediate action against the British.
The Revolutionary War started in 1775.? Five years after the Boston Massacre.
Whether you wish to admit it or not we are losing our citizenship and becoming subjects to the Progressive Democratic Party and exploited in whatever way best suits Washington.
It?s a shame and it is scary but I believe history is going to repeat itself as more and more states gather together in a common alliance against illegals, drug cartels, loss of state rights, and the constant attacks against our 1st (Speech), 2nd, (Arms) and 4th (Privacy) Amendments.
I believe we better vote for a strong leader in 2012 to bring us through it and that strong leader is NOT the Obama!