The History of We the People - Part 7



By Walter Giddings

July 31, 2021

Greetings kindred and fellow sheep.  We are on a 1st name basis here.  My name is Walter.  The usual Rules apply.  Our real teacher is the Master, Jesus Christ the Righteous.  Consider me one of your “ten thousand instructors in Christ”.  My job is to lead you to the real teacher, Jesus Christ.   This is Lesson 7 in the series entitled The History of We the People

Luke 19:27-28

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. 

28 And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. 

Who is speaking in verse 27?  “Slay them before me.”   We see from verse 9, and what follows, that Jesus is declaring the parable of the Ten Pounds.  At the conclusion Jesus arrives at Jerusalem on the edge of the descent from The Mount of Olives, and sends two disciples to loose an ass and her foal for the triumphal Entry into the City.  Verse 27 is jarring to those whose pastors fail to preach the whole Counsel of God.   And have they also forgotten this verse of Scripture? 

John 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son. 

“The Father ... hath committed all judgment unto the Son.”  Who among us, even those of us, abused from the pulpit for years, can possibly conceive that Jesus actually commands His enemies to be slain before Him?  Are the latter days, that interval of time between the 1st and 2nd Comings of Jesus Christ, called “the time of the Lamb”?  Will Jesus Christ at his Second Coming be the most fearsome Warrior that has ever trod the earth in Judgment?  Who here among us can claim they have never seen a billboard or sign saying in the nature of “Repent ... or Perish!”? 

Psalms 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.    Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. 

Could we even conceive that such awesome, bitter, terrifying final Judgment could come without a battery of admonishment and dire Warnings from a multitude of witnesses?  Did any of The Apostles fail to deliver Warning of the Final Judgment to come? 

Philippians 3:17-21  

17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk, so as ye have us for an ensample. 

18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ. 

19 Whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) 

20 For our conversation is in heaven: from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 

21 Who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. 

Did Paul write, “Mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.”?  Were the Apostles and Disciples a gazingstock? Were they reproached, afflicted, and abused? 

Hebrews 10:33   Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. 

This is Lesson 7 in the series entitled The History of We the People.  In Lesson 1, The Birth of America we studied a king gone mad on the world stage.  King George terrorized his subjects in the 13 Chartered Colonies.  The Englishmen of America testified to his 27 Acts of Depravity in The Declaration of Independence.  King George declared The People of the 13 United Colonies, his own English subjects, enemies of the State! 

What evil conduct, what unlawful Acts did the Englishmen of the 13 Colonies commit that warranted King George’s declaration of war on his own political children?

Was it “The Boston Tea Party”?  Did the overboard heaving of the tea signal the beginning of the end? 

“The party in disguise, ... whooping like Indians, went on board the vessels, and warning their officers and those of the customhouse to keep out of the way, unlaid the hatches, hoisted the chests of tea on deck, cut them open, and hove the tea overboard.  They proved quiet and systematic workers.  No one interfered with them.  No other property was injured; no person was harmed; no tea was allowed to be carried away; and the silence of the crowd on shore was such that the noise of breaking the chests was distinctly heard by them.  ‘The whole’, Hutchinson wrote, ‘was done with very little tumult’. 

The town was never more still of a Saturday night than it was at ten o’clock that evening. The men from the country carried great news to their villages.  Joy, as for deliverance from calamity, now burst in full chorus from the American heart.  The local exultation was extreme.  ‘You cannot imagine’, Samuel Adams wrote, ‘the height of joy that sparkes in the eyes and animates the countenances as well as the hearts of all we meet on this occasion.’  ‘This’, John Adams said, ‘is the most magnificent movement of all.  There is a dignity, a majesty, a sublimity, in this last effort of the patriots that I greatly admire.’  ‘We’. John Scollay, one of the selectmen and an actor   wrote, ‘do console ourselves that we have acted constitutionally’,  - namely, did no more than was necessary, under the circumstances, to defeat the design of landing the teas. 

Philadelphia and New York succeeded in forcing the ships in their harbors to return the tea.  Charleston held a huge meeting when the tea arrived, appointed a committee which included Christopher Gadsden, Charles Pinckney, and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.  They informed the Captain the teas must return.  The Collector seized the vessel, and put the tea in a damp cellar, where it was destroyed. 

“... The scheme was thoroughly defeated.” 

The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States [CHOC], Christian Self Government.  San Francisco, California:  Foundation for American Christian Education, 1st Revised Edition, 1966.  Quoting at length excerpts from Richard Frothingham.  The Rise of the Republic of the United States.  Little Brown & Co., 1890.    pp.  331-333. 

What was the British ministerial scheme that was defeated? 

“ ... The ministry thought it a wise scheme to take off so much duty on tea as was paid in England, as this would allow the company to sell tea cheaper in America than foreigners could supply it; and to confine the duty here to keep up the exercise of the right of taxation.  ‘They’, Franklin wrote, ‘have no idea that any people can act from any other principle but that of interest; and they believe that three pence on a pound of tea, of which one does not perhaps drink ten pounds in year, is sufficient to overcome all the patriotism of an American.’ CHOC quoting Frothingham, The Rise of the Republic, 1890.   p 328. 

In America today, US citizens routinely have, at the rate of 50 going on 60% of their wages, withheld!  And we supposedly have representation in Congress!   

People have complained to me about this tyrannical confiscation, but instead of action, most confess that the expensive expenses of government should be paid.  Worse, they criticize our forefathers for majoring on minors.  Some have gone so far as to tell me to my face that our forefathers rebelled against our lawful monarchy and we need to rejoin our Mother country.  There really are Tories in our midst today! 

Will I have any success here today in heralding the Gospel of Biblical Liberty?

Will a quick survey inform me of any possible success?  Since this could be bitter, I will make this short: 

1.   Who here has examined all 27 Charges against King George III in the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America to see on which ones we can render a verdict of “not guilty”? 

2.   Who here can tell me where the Covenant God of our fathers is mentioned in The Declaration of Independence? 

3.   Who can tell me where the God of the Bible is honored in The Constitution for the United States of America? 

4.   Who here has read with understanding all 85 Federalist Papers?

5.   Who here has read with understanding all of the Antifederalist Papers?< strong>

6.   Who here has read even part of Thomas Hart Benton’s Thirty Years’ View, a history of The Congress of The Republic from 1820 to 1850?  [The History of We the People Part 6:  Secession.  Feb 27, 22]

7.   Who here has read even any part of James Gillespie Blaine’s 20 Years of Congress, whose first chapter is entitled The Revolution of 1860 ? 

8.   Who here has read:  large portions of The Complete Works of George Washington?  Thomas Jefferson?  Benjamin Franklin?  Samuel Adams?  John Adams?  The Reverend John Witherspoon, the head of New Jersey College (listen up !) in Princeton, New Jersey, who signed The Declaration of Independence, and trained James Madison and some other men who were at The Constitutional Convention?  CHOC?  The Christian History of the American Revolution?  Those last 2 are publications of the Foundation for American Christian Education.  Who here has read Pastor Dan’s Article, published in The Watchman, a publication of Watchman Outreach Ministries in Western Missouri, entitled “Has the U.S. Constitution Failed Us or Have We Failed the Constitution ?” 

The results of this survey are miserable!  We don’t know diddly-squat! 

Will the Representatives and Senators of Congress escape sentences for treason and sedition because the American people will have to indict and try themselves first for the same?  Ancient maxim:  Do The People get the government they deserve?

Why were our forefathers able to defeat the British ministerial scheme to confiscate English property in the colonies?  I don’t know diddly-squat!  Our forefathers who framed The Republic were all better Christians than me!

What do we do? 

The thought has occurred to me to use the words of our forefathers to explain how our Christian forefathers “baffled” the ministerial scheme to plunder them! 

“The scheme was pronounced an attempt to establish the right of Parliament to tax the colonies and to give the East-India Company the monopoly of the colonial market.  ...  it diverted attention ...  to the original, general and profound question of taxation.  ..  The determination of the Americans not to pay a tax levied by a body in which they were not represented was as fixed as the purpose of the king to collect the duty on tea.  ... CHOC.  quoting Frothingham.  p 328. 

Right next to this quote we just read is a quotation in the left margin labeled as a marginal note. 

“For if any one shall claim a Power to lay and levy Taxes on the People, by his own Authority, and without such consent of the People, he thereby invades the Fundamental Law of Property, and subverts the end of  Government.  For what Property have I in that, which another may by right take, when he pleases to himself.” - John Locke. 

Who here has read the works of John Locke?  [I also have not!]  Our forefathers did; Samuel Adams did.

What do we do?  Do we think we own lands and houses, cars, boats, trailers, RVs, motorcycles, etc?  If we own our land and house why do we pay 2 installments of annual rent to the courthouse?  If we have title to our car, RV, motorcycle why does the bond paper say “Certificate of Title”? 

What is title ?  An ancient Maxim of Law from time immemorial states:  “Title is the right to enjoy possession of that which is our own.”  If we have a Certificate of Title do we have title?  In order to know what a certificate does, we convert the noun to a verb.  A certificate does what?  A certificate ___?_____ . 

If we have the certificate, who has the title?  Has the Prophecy of the Laodicean Age come true in our time? 

Revelation 3:14-17

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write:  These things sayeth the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: 

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot:  I would thou wert cold or hot. 

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:  

“Thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” How easy is it for sheep to take a ride on pride? 

Hebrews 12:1  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. 

“Sin ... doth so easily beset us.” 

Did our forefathers do differently than we do? 

“The idea had been grasped in America  that there was a Constitution which limited the power of kings, lords, and commons ...   The conviction was deep and general that the claim of parliament to tax was against natural equity and the Constitution.  ...   They did not rise up against the paltry duty because they were poor and could not pay, but because they were free and would not submit to wrong.  ... 

There was now the power of an intelligent opinion behind the determination to baffle the attempt to establish the tea duty.”  CHOC quoting Frothingham’s “The Rise of the Republic”, 1890.  pp.  328-329. 

The winter of 1774 was somewhat quiet, but suspenseful. 

“Samuel Adams ...  hoped rather than expected that the ministers would alter their policy ...  his record ...  shows that, so far from welcoming the bloody work of revolution, he involuntarily shrunk from it.  He continued for a year to express warm affection for the mother country.  …  opposition to unconstitutional measures had grown into system ;  colony communed freely with colony;  there was among the colonies a common affection,  -  the communis sensus;  the whole continent had  become united in sentiment and in opposition to tyranny.  ...  the people wanted nothing more than permanent union with her on the condition of equal liberty.”  Ibid., pp.  333-334. 

The 1st week of May, the newspapers filled with details “showing the feeling roused in England by the destruction of the tea.  It was pronounced by the king a subversion of the Constitution;”

England was determined to punish America for refusing arbitrary taxation.  They blundered by dealing only with Boston and Massachusetts.  They were overconfident in the effectiveness of their long standing policy of stirring up factions to divide the colonies.  They thought “any thing like real political unity among the colonies would be impossible.”  They had passed the Boston Port Bill in the middle of March. 

“This Act … spoke for itself.  It doomed a town to suffer for a deed which had been welcomed in every quarter with manifestations of joy.  ...  A terse Rhode Island utterance reads: ‘The insult to our virtuous brethren ought to be viewed in the same odious light as a direct hostile invasion of every province on the continent.’  Ibid., p 335. 

The Boston Port Bill was to take effect June 1, 1774.  New England rallied to the cause of her sister colony, Massachusetts.  Several recommended breaking off trade with Great Britain.  Connecticut’s Assembly appointed a day of humiliation and prayer, ordering an inventory of cannon and military stores.  South of New England, business in Virginia announced their purpose to stand by Massachusetts. 

“In resolves penned by Jefferson, they set apart the first day of June as a day of fasting and prayer, to invoke the divine interposition to give to the American people one heart and one mind to oppose by all just means every injury to American rights, and to inspire the minds of His Majesty and his parliament with wisdom, moderation, and justice.  Ibid.,  p 336. 

Here is what happened in the Colonies on June 1st, the day the Port Act went into effect: 

“A cordon of British men-of-war was moored around the town of Boston.  Not a keel nor a raft was permitted to approach the wharves.  The wheels of commerce were stopped.  The poor were deprived of employment.  The rich were cut off from their usual resources.  The town entered upon its period of suffering.  The day was widely observed as a day of fasting and prayer.

The manifestations of sympathy were general. Business was suspended.  Bells were muffled, and tolled from morning till night; flags were kept at half mast; streets were dressed in mourning; public buildings and shops were draped in black; large congregations filled the churches.

“In Virginia  ...  the House of Burgesses  ...  went in procession with the Speaker at their head to the church and listened to a discourse.  ‘Never’, a lady wrote, ‘since my residence in Virginia, have I seen so large a congregation as was this day assembled to hear divine service.’  The preacher selected for his text the words ‘be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them; for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee.  He will not fail thee nor forsake thee.’ Ibid, p337. 

Where are our civil rulers who will declare a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer?  Have we lost that much control over all our gates?  How can we return in our hearts and minds to something we do not understand?  Should we continue to dishonor our forefathers who framed the Republic?  The Declaration of Independence was a unanimous declaration!  The Constitution for the United States of America, constructed under spirited debate, underwent a unanimous ratification.  What have our last four generations ever done that is in any way that impressive?  Pastor Dan wrote in his Article, “Has the U.S. Constitution Failed Us or Have We Failed The Constitution?”:  “It is the oldest and shortest Constitution in the world.  George Washington claimed it as a miracle.” 

If I dishonor my forefathers am I guilty of transgressing this commandment? 

Deuteronomy 5:16  Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee ;  that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 

Does the Apostle Paul call this Commandment “the first commandment with promise”?  [Ephesians 6:2]. 

On the other hand, part of the process of repenting is confessing our sins and the sins of our fathers!  If I have barely studied the record they bequeathed to us, how can I know the sins committed?  Would the God of our fathers respect my prayer?  Would I as a sheep give stupid a new name?  Is hearsay admissible? 

Under the title, “The Rights of the Colonists as Subjects”, Samuel Adams quoted the words of The Massachusetts Charter: 

‘And further, our will and pleasure is, and we do hereby for us, our heirs, and successors, grant, establish, and ordain, that all and every of the subjects of us,  our heirs and successors,which shall go to, and inhabit within our said Province or Territory,  and every of their children, which shall happen to be born there or on the seas in going thither or returning from thence, shall have and enjoy all liberties and immunities of free and natural subjects within any of the dominions of us, our heirs and successors, to all intents, constructions, and purposes whatsoever, as if they and everyone of them were born within this our realm of England.’  CHOC.  Quoting excerpts from W. V. Wells, “Life of Samuel Adams” -  1865. p 369.

Did the King of The British Empire covenant with the fathers of our fathers who framed the Republic?  Did King George III, as one of the “heirs and successors” of the King, who covenanted with the fathers of our fathers who framed the Republic, break the covenant that is the Massachusetts Charter?  Were the framers wrong to make Godly appeal to King George III to take them back under his wing of protection because they were blood kindred? 

“The Colonists have been branded with the odious names of traitors and rebels only for complaining of their grievances.”  Samuel Adams.  Ibid., p 370. 

Why would King George steal his own subjects’ property?  Should civil rulers steal the People’s property? 

In The History of We the People Part 1, entitled The Birth of America, we studied two events that have disappeared from most of our history books.  The first one is mentioned in our references for this lesson.  That 1st event was King George’s speech from the throne, October 26, 1775.  That speech and the response from both  the House of Lords and the House of Commons is the source for the lie about the Colonists rebelling against the King and Parliament: 

“The king  ...  declared that the war, on the part of the colonists, was ‘manifestly carried on for the establishment of an American empire.’  ...  To put an end to the disorders of the colonies, he had increased the naval establishment and land forces, and was in treaty with foreign nations.  ...  The House of Lords, in their address in reply, heartily approved the decisive use of arms … The House of Commons more than echoed the fierce words of the king in characterizing the colonial proceedings as the wicked pretenses of ambitious and traitorous men, which had led unhappy fellow subjects to set up the standard of rebellionCHOC., quoting from Richard Frothingham.  “The Rise of the Republic of the United States”.  1890.  p 347. 

Is there anything new under the sun?  Does the Beijing Biden Regime do the same by using both labeling and accusing, as convictions that will be punished? 

In response to the October speech of King George III, Parliament passed, on December 22, 1775, the Prohibitory Act.  This historical event has largely passed out of our histories!  Thomas Walpole, member of the House of Commons, said of the act:  It begins with a formal declaration of war against the inhabitants of thirteen colonies.”  David Hartley, another member of Parliament, said, An inflexible majority in the Parliament have now declared all America to be an independent hostile state”. 

When news of Parliament’s passage of the Prohibitory Act reached the colonies, Samuel Adams said, “The King has thrown us out of his Protection. Samuel’s Adams cousin John Adams said, It is a compleat dismemberment of the British Empire.  It throws thirteen colonies out of the Royal Protection, levels all distinctions, and makes us independent in spight of our supplications and entreaties”.

How did our forefathers who framed The Republic react to being declared enemies of the state?  The Second Continental Congress, 1776, said this in their Notes of Proceeding: 

“That the question was not whether by a declaration of independence, we should make ourselves what we are not;   but whether we should declare a fact which already exists.” 

Did the Colonists attempt to preserve their 13 American governments, not overthrow them?  What answer does history give us to that question?  Did our forefathers make, through their elected representatives, “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America”? 

2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; 

Why did Paul write:  “I thank God whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience”?   Why did Paul write that he served God from his “forefathers with pure conscience”?  [Let the record of these proceedings show that we are not “ready” to give a Colossians 4:6 and 1 Peter 3:15 “answer”!]

That also frequently occurs to me.  Should we put our thinking caps on?  Do the Scriptures instruct us to confess our sins and the sins of our “forefathers”?  To what kind of “forefathers” must Paul be referring?  If on their deathbeds some of our “forefathers” confessed hope not in themselves, but in “the merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” and bore fruit in their lifetime that their lives were “hid with Christ in God” [Colossians 3:3], do we have hope to see them at the greatest family reunion in all Creation?  Do they have any hope of seeing us at that great family reunion ?

What evidence do we have, thus far, that our “forefathers” who framed the Republic were covenantbreakers in rebelling against their 13 Charters in which they and the British Monarchy were parties?  In these 13 Charters, to which the King (and Queen) and their “heirs and successors” were party, what part did the British monarchy covenant to do?  Did the British monarchy and their heirs and successors covenant with their subjects and their “heirs and successors” to give them “Protection”?  And did the British subjects (Colonists) and their “heirs and successors”, as parties to these 13 Charters, covenant with the British monarchy and their heirs and successors to give their King full and living “allegiance” in all things Lawful?  And did our “forefathers” who framed the Republic study Blackstone’s Commentaries which, among other things, explains the duties of the parties to the Charters?  If our forefathers who framed the Republic were willing to study Blackstone’s Commentaries, should we, their posterity, be willing to at least read them?  Who among us, “the posterity”, wants to be covenantbreakers?!  If our God is a Covenant God, how indignant could he become if we become covenantbreakers?!  Will Christ our judge, view covenantbreakers as His enemies?  What evidence do we have our “forefathers” who framed the Republic were covenantbreakers and rebelled against the 13 Charters?  Have I surprised you with this question?  Shall I leave your answer(s) to this question for the next available occasion?  Is it critically important to confess our sins and the sins of our forefathers?  Should we work to understand from what to repent and how to repent?  Shall we “lay aside ... the sin which doth so easily beset us”?   [Hebrews 12:1].  In order to be found guilty of rebellion, do we have to commit acts of rebellion?  Are we able to identify the acts of rebellion our forefathers committed?  Have we rebelled against The Covenant of Perpetual Union?

In The Declaration of Independence does the 21st of 27 charges against the King read, “For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments.”?  Is the Beijing Biden Regime ramming legislation through both houses of Congress to take away our American Charters of Government?

Does Charge 23 of 27 charges against the King read, “He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging war against us”? Is the Beijing Biden Regime actively funding and recruiting all manner of invasions across our borders in rank perjury of their sacred Oaths of public office?  

Does Charge 27 read, “He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us ...”?

Did Demoncrat and Rino mayors and governors excite “domestic insurrections” among their cities and states? 

Pastor Dan’s question haunts us.  Did the Constitution fail us or did we fail the Constitution?  Regarding our forefathers who framed the Republic:  are they far better Christians than we have ever been?  Did George Washington instruct us, that with respect to “the Constitution for the United States of America”, that “We the People” are “its only keepers”?  Were our “forefathers” who framed the Republic covenant-breakers?  How well have we enforced or kept the Constitution?  Are we the covenantbreakers ?  Upon whom are all the catastrophic judgments falling?  Who are the real “traitors and rebels”?  I do not like looking in the mirror!!! 

To be continued, God help us, on another occasion!


Luke 19:27-28.  “those mine enemies”

John 5:22.  “all judgment unto the Son”

Psalms 2:12.  “when his wrath is kindled”

Phillipians 3:17-21.  “the enemies of the cross”

Hebrews 10:33  “a gazingstock”

The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States  [CHOC], 

Christian Self Government.   San Francisco, California:   Foundation for American Christian Education, 1st Revised Ed., 1966.  quoting at length, excerpts from Richard Frothingham.  The Rise of the Republic of the United States.  Little Brown & Co., 1890.  pp. 321-333.  “The scheme was thoroughly defeated.”

CHOC quoting Frothingham, The Rise of the Republic, 1890.  “Franklin quote:  “overcome all the patriotism”.  p328. 

Bitter Survey:  “we don’t know diddley squat !” 

CHOC.  quoting Frothingham :  “the Scheme”. 

Ibid.,  John Locke:  “subverts the end of government”. 

Revelation 3:14-17.  “the Laodicean Age”. 

Hebrews 12:1.  “sin .. doth so easily beset us”.

CHOC.  quoting Frothingham,  pp328-329 and pp. 333-334.  “permanent union” with Mother Country with “equal Liberty”. 

Ibid.,  p 335.  “Boston Port Bill.”

Ibid.,  pp 336-337.  “divine interposition”. 

Deuteronomy 5:16.  “1st commandment with promise”. 

CHOC.  from W. V. Wells, Life of Samuel Adams.  p 369.  “The Massachussetts Charter”. 

Samuel Adams.  Ibid.,  p370.   Traitors and Rebels

CHOC.  Frothingham.  The Rise of the Republic.  1890.  p 347.  The Rebellion Lie

The 2nd Continental Congress, 1776.  Notes of Proceeding. 

2 Timothy 1:3.  “forefathers”.