Samuel Adams, Founding Father, Man of Faith

At a time when we all feel helpless in the wake of President Obama and Congress going against what voters want, we could use a man like Samuel Adams.

The current administration's attempt to 'ram the healthcare bill through; against the wishes of the voters, we need someone like Samuel Adams to renew our faith. We need someone to assure us about what we can do as citizens of the greatest nation in the world, the United States of America.

Samuel Adams, statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution. He was also one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States.

Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722, Boston, Massachusetts. He became part of a movement opposed to the British Parliament's efforts to tax the British American colonies without their consent. That sounds like what is happening now in our country.

Coordinating resistance to the British government's attempts to violate the British Constitution at the expense of the colonies, in 1772 Adams helped to link like-minded Patriots throughout the Thirteen Colonies. This resistance to British policy resulted in the 1773 Boston Tea Party and the coming of the American Revolution.

This also sounds like what is happening now, starting with Scott Brown elected in MA, to replace Ted Kennedy.

If Samuel Adams were alive today, I believe he would be an active participant in the current Tea Party Movement. Here a few things he believed:

He argued that the people must "resist any encroachment on their constitutional rights."

He argued that the Tea Party was not the act of a lawless mob, but was instead a principled protest and the only remaining option the people had to defend their constitutional rights."

Samuel Adams died on October 2, 1803, in Cambridge, MA.

He was the Founding Father of the United States that represented faith. Faith in our ability to prevent the 'fundamental transformation of America' by the current administration is something we need right now.

Famous Samuel Adams' Quotes that ring true today:

"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."

"Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty."

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks."

Visit "The Charters of Freedom: A New World is at Hand" (yes, it is)

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Proud to be an American

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Colonial Hall: Biographies of our Founding Fathers

Side note: Further proof of an attempt to erase the history of our country is what appeared first in a Google search for Samuel Adams: Samuel Adams, World Class Beer (sad, but true)

 

Statue of Samuel Adams in front of Faneuil Hall, which was the home of the Boston Town Meeting

Samuel Adams grave marker in the Granary Burying Ground in MA

Portrait of Samuel Adams, painted by Major John Johnston in 1795 while Adams was Governor of Massachusetts

 

John Trumbull's painting, Declaration of Independence, depicting the five-man drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence

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