by Gerald Boerner
As we approach the celebration of the 4th of July American Independence Day festivities, we believe that this is a good time to reflect on how and why we became a new nation over two hundred years ago. To a great extent, it had to do with the abuses of the British colonial system AND the presence at that point in time of great men of vision — the Founding Fathers.
Last year we posted an extensive series on the American Revolution. We will draw upon some of those posts again this year, but with more emphasis on the specific roles selected Founding Fathers played in the quest for independence. Today we will examine the contributions of that great orator and one of the primary advocates for a “Bill of Rights” to be included in the U.S. Constitution.
We hope that you will follow us through this exploration and come out with a renewed respect for our great struggle in those years in the 18th century. GLB
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“I see happiness as a by-product. I don’t think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made.”
— James Hillman
“I was on a founding members of the Canadian theatre movement in the late 60′s till the mid 70′s and performed theatre from Halifax to Vancouver and all places in between.”
— Nick Mancuso
“In another situation, and in an active station in life, I should have been keenly occupied, and the founding of an order would have never come into my head.”
— Adam Weihaupt