Committee of Correspondence & The Boston Pamphlet of 1772: Our Founders left Us a Road Map!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 16:32
As we all know, history has a funny way of repeating itself.
So what can we learn from it?
"What kind of peaceful actions will get rid of a police state or restrain an overbearing government? There are many things, all peaceful, that a person can do."
Posted by Michael S. Rozeff on May 2, 2012 11:00 AM
What kind of peaceful actions will get rid of a police state or restrain an overbearing government? There are many things, all peaceful, that a person can do.
What you do in your corner of the world depends on you: your interest, time, motivation, job, beliefs, health, family, situation, capacities, etc. No one can tell you what to do.
But for those few who have what it takes, you could form an organization. What kind? That depends on your knowledge, skills, ability to travel, energy, aims, and many other such characteristics.
What kind of organization? Samuel Adams formed Committees of Correspondence. Something like that adapted to the age of the internet might work.
Read the "Boston Pamphlet" of 1772 for an example of a document issued by the Boston Committee of Correspondence.
They truly were geniuses.
Other than Dr. Paul and those of us in the R3VOLution/Freedom/Liberty movement, could you ever imagine anyone today coming up with even SOME of the following statement, and actually mean it, practice it, let alone follow it?
A Beautiful Testament: the Declaration of Self Ownership!
I. Natural Rights of the Colonists as Men.
Among the natural Rights of the Colonists are these: First, a Right to Life; secondly, to Liberty; thirdly, to Property; together with the Right to support and defend them in the best Manner they can. Those are evident Branches of, rather than Deductions from, the Duty of Self-Preservation, commonly called the first Law of Nature.
All Men have a Right to remain in a State of Nature as long as they please: And in case of intolerable Oppression, civil or religious, to leave the Society they belong to and enter into another.
When Men enter into Society, it is by voluntary Consent, and they have a Right to demand and insist upon the performance of such Conditions and previous Limitations as form an equitable original Compact.
Every natural Right not expressly given up or, from the nature of a Social Compact, necessarily ceded, remains.
All positive and civil Laws should conform, as far as possible, to the Law of natural Reason and Equity.
As neither Reason requires nor Religion permits the contrary, every Man living in or out of a State of civil Society has a Right peaceably and quietly to worship GOD according to the Dictates of his Conscience.