James Begg on the U.S. Constitution

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Reformed Covenanter

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[T]he revolt in America, which, with all its justice and advantages, was also connected with a complete exclusion of all acknowledgment of God from the new constitution.

The Scotsman, 13 July 1880.
 

bookslover

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Somewhat related: Samuel Johnson believed that the colonists had no right to rebel against Britain, and was not impressed with their cries of "no taxation without representation." In fact, he wrote an answering pamphlet called "Taxation No Tyranny."

He also believed that at least some of the colonists were hypocrites: "Why do we hear the loudest yelps for freedom from the drivers of Negros?"

Of course, Johnson was a High Tory.
 

Andrew35

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Somewhat related: Samuel Johnson believed that the colonists had no right to rebel against Britain, and was not impressed with their cries of "no taxation without representation." In fact, he wrote an answering pamphlet called "Taxation No Tyranny."

He also believed that at least some of the colonists were hypocrites: "Why do we hear the loudest yelps for freedom from the drivers of Negros?"

Of course, Johnson was a High Tory.
I've always been a big Johnson fan. And I don't, ah... disagree with his views here. Necessarily...

"God save the Qu--"...

OK, I'll stop.
 
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