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#11 Ludikrus

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 01:02 PM

After the 7 years war with the French, the booty and land grants were granted mostly to British officers according to rank and privledge. The gentry of the British system of control. There is a prejudice within...Colonial officers and lower rankers were treated with a sense of being less than a citizen of the Empire. It made the colonists feel neglected by the British constitution.  Prejudice for your ones own kind.  Or jealousy...whatever! It's a secular division from within.

 

Earlier, the Spanish displayed these tendencies towards their own kind as well. Example being a pure blood Spanaird born in the mother country was superior in nature to a full blooded Spaniard born in Mexico.

Is this a behavior one should look up to as an example of being human? I think not!


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Posted 18 December 2015 - 01:18 PM

Speaking of lightning.

 

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The press seemed to enjoy a freer sense of discourse at the time. Most men of property were quite educated with the ideas presented from earlier times in history. Benjamin Franklin took advantage of this freedom. Silence Dogood comes to mind. With his writing and printing knowledge he became quite formidable in presenting new ideas to the public. Publishing all sorts of articles and denunciations at the powers of the day. His power, in time, grew to such an extent that he himself could and did control certain publications from being sent out through the mails.  After all, he was the Post Master General. A perfect office to hold for a publisher! At first, he was a British citizen through and through....the system did work.  it worked great before the debts of the Crown became too overwhelming for the King. 

 

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Posted 18 December 2015 - 02:05 PM

Links for further study:

Crown and Constitution

The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and American Founding

http://cdn.harvardla...onstitution.pdf

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The Child Independence is Born: James Otis and Writs of Assistance

http://scholars.unh.edu/comm_facpub/5/

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The NSA's "General Warrants":

How the Founding Fathers Fought an 18th Century Version of the President's Illegal Domestic Spying
By David Snyder

https://www.eff.org/...arrantsmemo.pdf

 

 

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 08:50 AM

That's a good point! The Madness of King George the III.  How much of the total national economy was devoted to fighting the wars during his reign? How many of his subjects, at home, became indentured and sent to the colonies? Seems as if his subjects were treated like currency to serve a wider, more wicked purpose than that of the Monarch. Who's soul authority is supposed to be divinely inspired to serve the well being of everyone, as best as possible. All well and good, the British constitution. Only, it became infiltrated by those who quantify everything. Who holds their covenant of the 'divine'?

 

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 09:01 AM

After the 7 years war with the French, the booty and land grants were granted mostly to British officers according to rank and privileged. The gentry of the British system of control. There is a prejudice within...Colonial officers and lower rankers were treated with a sense of being less than a citizen of the Empire. It made the colonists feel neglected by the British constitution.  Prejudice for your ones own kind.  Or jealousy...whatever! It's a secular division from within.

 

Earlier, the Spanish displayed these tendencies towards their own kind as well. Example being a pure blood Spaniard born in the mother country was superior in nature to a full blooded Spaniard born in Mexico.

Is this a behavior one should look up to as an example of being human? I think not!

 

Do I detect a bit of rancor within the rankers?  :P

 

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 09:30 AM

Was the 7 years war the war that "made America" and began the hey-day of the British Empire?


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 05:47 AM

Was the 7 years war the war that "made America" and began the hey-day of the British Empire?

 

I know that it cost England tons of money to pay for their victory over France!  Weren't Americans loyal subjects to the crown?


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Posted 20 December 2015 - 06:05 AM

Thomas is a Paine in the ass!

 

 

 

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That's a good one! Can this one also hearken back to the stories of St. Thomas and the Ass? I believe there are a couple stories about him and donkeys from India.


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#19 Ghost in the Machine

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 06:07 AM

Why can't I rate this thread?


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#20 Ludikrus

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 10:30 AM

I know that it cost England tons of money to pay for their victory over France!  Weren't Americans loyal subjects to the crown?

 

Sorting out the logic and searching for order and revenue. This brings us to the idea of sacred property rights. The colonies sure did have a lot to say on that subject. But, we'll get to that...

First of all, the British parliament passes a proclamation in 1763 declaring a halt on all migration west of the Appalachian Mountains. Thus, killing any chance for squatters or groups of people to go in and take over land from the Indians, or anywhere else, without Crown or parliamentary approval. There's a nifty little clause in there that seems to indicate no one else may deal with the indigenous tribes but for a Crown appointed official. This implies 'ownership' by the Crown even before anyone else has a chance to gain control. The Crown issues trade licenses and warrants to set a tone indicating that the west shall not be a refuge for scoundrels.

Then, a year later, the sugar and currency acts became policy. Sugar, molasses, run, textiles, etc. all had their taxes lowered across the board. Plus, only British ships could be used for transportation. Parliament wanted to cut the smugglers and American shipping out of the picture. The currency act really began a flow of cash for Britain in that it required all funds be shipped to England. On top of all that, these acts also empowered the British Navy to confiscate any and all shipping interests that broke these new policies. If any colonist wanted their goods back they had to travel to Nova Scotia for a tribunal to be heard. How many of those colonists could afford such a journey after having been 'legally raped' of all resources to defend their 'rights'? The authority for these deeds was already in affect with those 'writs of assistance' already mentioned earlier. These new acts gave more teeth to the burgeoning concepts being developed for control and of ultimate corruption....

Who is still hiding in the background behind these machinations of policy?

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Why can't I rate this thread?

 

I'll have to get back to you on that one... :)


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