Back to School… The Rights Of The Colonists…

Reference: The Rights Of The Colonists- Samuel Adams- November 20th, 1772..

1. Natural Rights Of The Colonists As Men.

Some paraphrasing to condense:

Note: correct me if I’m wrong or misinterpreting there is a hint of Old English in the style of this writing but I think I have it right much to be learned from some of our founding fathers…

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these… the right to life… to Liberty.. to property.. together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.. these 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… an 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 seeded remains…

All positive and civil laws should conform as far as possible to the law of natural reason and equity…

Now the most important part… as neither reason requires no 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…

“Just and true Liberty equal and impartial Liberty”…. in matters spiritual and temporal is a thing that all men are clearly entitled to buy the Eternal and immutable laws of God and nature as well as by the law of Nations and all well-grounded Municipal laws which must have their foundation in the former… ( somebody please tell that to California and New York and a few others…. oh I forgot they have their own agenda)…

In regard to religion… MUTUAL… toleration in the different professions there of is what all good and candid mines in all ages have ever practiced… and both by precept and example inculcated on mankind.. and it is now generally agreed among Christians that the spirit of Toleration in the fullest extent consistent with the being of Civil Society is the chief characteristically  Mark of the church..

Concluding… in so much that mr. Locke has asserted and proved beyond the possibility of contradiction on any Solid Ground that such Toleration ought to be extended to all whose doctrines are…Not SUBVERSIVE… of society…

The only sects which he thinks ought to be in which by all-wise laws are excluded from such Toleration are those who teach doctrines subversive of the civil government under which they live…

The above should shed some light to our current situation… the above-mentioned is only page 2 of the reference document… our founding fathers were very smart we need to have a look at a lot of their writings…

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