"This battle roused all America. The Provincial Congress of Massachusetts being at this time in session, voted that "An army of 30,000 men be immediately raised; that 13,600 be of their own province, and that a letter and delegate be sent to the several colonies of New-Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island." The militia collected from all quarters, and Boston, in a few days, was besieged by twenty thousand men. A stop was put to all intercourse between the town and country, and the inhabitants were reduced to great want of provisions. General Gage promised to let the people depart, if they would deliver up their arms. The people complied; but when the General had obtained their arms, the perfidious man refused to let the people go..." [Pg. 230]It can logically be assumed that our politicians and bureaucrats studied history in high school and college. Yet, knowing our country's history, they continue to attempt constitutionally perverse 'gun control'. Which can only lead one to conclude that they are treasonous by way of ignorance. Or, that they are just downright evil in nature. Either way, it is up to We The People to remind our hired servants. That they had better stop treading on ground that they were expressly forbidden to tread upon. It would also do well for their hired minion enforcers.To keep it in mind, that it is We The People that are actually their rightful employers. And, that they swore an oath to uphold and defend our Constitution. Otherwise, they can and will be treated as "red coats"....
"...The inhabitants of Boston, being confined within that town by the general, their governor, and having, in order to procure their dismission, entered into a treaty with him, it was stipulated that the said inhabitants, having deposited their arms with their own magistrates, should have liberty to depart, taking with them their other effects. They accordingly delivered up their arms, but in open violation of honour, in defiance of the obligation of treaties, which even savage nations esteemed sacred, the governor ordered the arms deposited as aforesaid, that they might be preserved for their owners, to be seized by a body of soldiers; detained the greatest part of the inhabitants in the town, and compelled the few who were to retire, to leave their most valuable effects behind.
"By this perfidy wives are separated from their husbands, children from their parents, the aged and the sick from their relations and friends, who wish to attend and comfort them; and those who have been used to live in plenty and even elegance, are reduced to deplorable distress...." [Pgs. 239-40]
[ANNALS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION; OR A RECORD OF THE CAUSES AND EVENTS WHICH PRODUCED, AND TERMINATED IN THE ESTABLISHMENT AND INDEPENDENCE OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC. INTERSPERSED WITH NUMEROUS APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS AND ANECDOTES. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A SUMMARY ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE COUNTRY, AND SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL INDIAN WARS, WHICH HAVE AT SUCCESSIVE PERIODS AFFLICTED ITS INHABITANTS. To which is added REMARKS ON THE PRINCIPLES AND COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGES OF THE CONSTITUTION OF OUR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT: AND AN APPENDIX; CONTAINING A BIOGRAPHY OF THE PRINCIPAL MILITARY OFFICERS, WHO WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN ACHIEVING OUR INDEPENDENCE. Compiled from a mass of authentic Documents, and arranged in chronological and historical order, BY JEDIDIAH MORSE, D.D. Author of the American Universal Gazetteer. HARTFORD: 1824.]
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Lest it be forgotten...
The following gives an account of what can be held out as being one of the main causes of the American Revolution. Perhaps our ignorantly treasonous politicians and bureaucrats should bear it in mind: