Friday, April 24, 2009

FFQF: What Was the American Revolution?

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FFQF: What Was the American Revolution?

8 Comments:

Cato said...

This particular letter of John Adams was on my mind this week! I nearly wrote about it today. However, I digressed on a slightly different topic, although the similarities between your post and mine are evident. I hope you have time to read it.

I'm looking forward to your upcoming (hopefully) book!

http://catoofutica.blogspot.com/2009/04/ffqfperpetual-debt-as-means-of-slavery.html

akaGaGa said...

What a great letter, Herky, and a great post. I'm sure most people never consider the fact that the people had to change before the country did.

Here's mine:

http://akagaga.blogspot.com/2009/04/ffqf-samuel-adams-on-justice.html

J. P. Schilling said...

Simply magnificent! I believe in my heart of hearts that you are absolutely correct with your assessment of what America needs to do to get back.

You have a wonderful way of citing quotes and understanding the 'moral fiber' of the individual who stated them.

It is so refreshing to come over and read and read and. . .

PS YES! I did receive your comment last week; however, you were right, I deleted it by accident. The shame is...it was a great comment! Cheers mate!

Brainbiter said...

Adams also believed that if the people lost their moral compass and slid into "Discord, Seditions and Civil War", then democracy would fail and a monarchy or aristocracy would have to be established.

And now you know...the rest of the story:
http://sophronismos.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/ffqf-reprise/

But wait! That isn't the only FFQF post. Today I did a historical post and a philosophical post on the same quote!

http://sophronismos.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/ffqf-2/

By the way, I might end up publishing a review of Kaminski's book, which was the source of my quotes. So, if you've read it and have any opinion on it, let me know.

Hercules Mulligan said...

Thanks to all of you for reading and participating in FFQF! Thanks for your comments.

Cato -- This quote actually came to me via my inbox (subscription to Founder's Quote Daily), and I had been thinking about it deeply myself. I thought his words would be timely repeated, in light of current events.
I look forward to the release of my book too (lol!) :). I hope I can finish it in a timely manner and make it acceptable to the public.

Jean -- You're probably right. It's high time people consider it now!

JP -- Thanks for your kind words. I'm sorry about your losing the comment .. I'll have to check and see if I saved it somewhere. If I did, I'll repost it there! But otherwise, don't feel too bad; I share your pain, because I've done that before myself.

Dave -- Double! Woohoo! Thanks! How true the estimation of Adams. I wonder if our "new" government is anything like what he envisioned.

I'm sorry I haven't read Kaminski's book; I heard of it from a fellow blogger, who posted a review of it here. It sounds very interesting. I look forward to your review!

Thanks to you all again! Happy FFQF!

theyoungamerican said...

Hercules,
This might sound a bit heretical, but my favorite portion of your post was your last paragraph. I know that Adams quote lead to your comment, but there are two great themes that should be of primary emphasis in our consciences, that until the nation returns to Him and His law we will never please Him, and until we do the former, we will never truly continue to provide freedom to our citizens and to all around the world that wish to join us in it. Thanks for such a great post.

theyoungamerican said...

Good morning Hercules. I just wanted to let you know that I responded to yours and others comments from last Friday. I hope all is well.

Hercules Mulligan said...

Hello YoungAmerican! Thanks for reading and leaving your comment. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you.

Oh, I don't think your comment was heretical. :) Especially if it is about something I wrote (ha ha)!

Thanks for your response over at your blog. Sorry it took so long for me to get back to them too; I've been away from the blogosphere due to indisposure, but I am feeling better now.

Thanks for reading and leaving your comment!