Calvin Coolidge remarks at 150 Ann. of Dec. of Ind.

At the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, 1926, President Calvin Coolidge stated:
“People at home and abroad consider Independence Hall as hallowed ground and revere the Liberty Bell as a sacred relic.

That pile of bricks and mortar, that mass of metal, might appear as only the outgrown meeting place and the shattered bell…
But to those who know, they have become consecrated. They are the framework of a spiritual event.
The world looks upon them because of their associations of 150 years ago, as it looks upon the Holy Land because of what took place there nineteen hundred years ago.”

“The American Revolution represented the…convictions of a great mass of independent, liberty-loving, God-fearing people who knew their rights, and possessed the courage to dare to maintain them….

“In the great outline of its principles the DECLARATION was the result of the RELIGIOUS TEACHINGS of the preceding period…
The PRINCIPLES…which went into the DECLARATION of Independence… are found in the texts, the SERMONS, and the writings of the EARLY COLONIAL CLERGY…

They preached equality because they believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.
They justified freedom by the text that we are all created in the divine image…

Placing EVERY MAN on a plane where he acknowledged NO SUPERIORS,
WHERE NO ONE POSSESSED ANY RIGHT TO RULE OVER HIM, he must inevitably choose his own rulers through a system of SELF-GOVERNMENT…

In order that they might have freedom to express these thoughts and opportunity to put them into action, WHOLE CONGREGATIONS with their PASTORS had migrated to the colonies…

In its main feature the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE is a great SPIRITUAL DOCUMENT.
It is a declaration not of material but of spiritual conceptions.

Equality, LIBERTY, popular sovereignty, the rights of man – these are not elements which we can see and touch. They are ideals.

They have their SOURCE and their roots in the RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS. They belong to the unseen world.

Coolidge concluded:

“UNLESS the faith of the American in these RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS is to endure, the principles of OUR DECLARATION WILL PERISH.

We cannot continue to enjoy the RESULT if we neglect and abandon the CAUSE.”

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“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain - Politicians and diapers - change 'em often, for the same reason. "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." Ronald Reagan "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley, Jr. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. Abraham Lincoln “Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell “Satan will use a lake of truth to hide a pint of poison”.

2 Responses to Calvin Coolidge remarks at 150 Ann. of Dec. of Ind.

  1. David Farrar says:

    Now here’s something you don’t see everyday. It was printed in the Los Angeles Times no less, entitled: “The complicated rules of citizenship”

    ” To Americans, the rules of citizenship can seem simple: You’re a member of this nation either by birth or naturalization. But centuries of debate over how citizenship can be acquired and lost show that the concept is not simple at all. This is especially true of birthright citizenship, the rule that confers membership on children born here regardless of whether their parents are documented.

    “Until the Civil War — and the Dred Scott decision that helped precipitate it by denying citizenship even to former slaves in free territory — the United States managed to finesse a definition of national citizenship. The founders and their descendants avoided the hard political, moral and legal questions about membership posed by Indians, slaves and black freemen. The Constitution used the term “citizen” but did not define it. State citizenship law sufficed.”

    “The idea of birthright citizenship emerged from English common law. In 1608, 12 years before the Mayflower landed, the British jurist Edward Coke set forth the first comprehensive theory of English subjectship. Coke ruled that a person born under the English king’s protection was an English subject and owed him full allegiance as a matter of “natural,” or divinely ordained, law. Neither Parliament nor the person had any choice in the matter.

    What’s interesting about this article is that it introduces me to a work written in 1986 by Peter H. Schuck ( Professor of Law at Yale Law School) and Rogers M. Smith (professor
    of political science at Yale University), entitled: “Citizenship Without Consent: Illegal Aliens in the American Polity” (Yale University Press), which appeared in the July 1992 issue of Chronicles.

    I have since found an online introduction by Wayne Lutton of this work and if the book is anything like Mr. Lutton’s introduction, it is a piece of work any birther worth his weight should absolutely have, so I ordered it from Amazon forthwith.

    ex animo
    davidfarrar

    • arnash says:

      Odds are that it will contain major fallacies. They have been handed down for over 5 generations and now there isn’t an authority in the land that knows the truth about citizenship. It took me almost four years of non-stop investigation to come to a wide and deep understanding of the history and misconceptions related to nationality. I’ve never yet come across a source that was free of error because some things are fundamental presumptions, but those presumptions are incorrect due to a failure to return to the origin of membership. The origin is purely natural and not legal, not law based nor border based, which are essentially inseparable.

      Anyone who uses the term “birthright citizenship” and connects it to birth place is operating under a delusional misconception since a birthright is only transmitted, conveyed, or inherited via one’s bloodline. From father to son, -NOT from soil to son. Never swallow the assumptions of intelligent, thoughtful, authoritative conventional thinkers because through the decades and centuries the truth has been shunned, ignored, overlooked, abandoned, and rejected, -replaced with a false sense of legal reality which is based on legal reasoning and not natural law. At least that is the case in the United States. Other nations aren’t quite so warped.

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