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October 06, 2014


Federalist 62. Madison reminds us that the election of U.S. Senators by their respective state legislatures secured state rights or authority. In your opinion, how might a return to this vital constitutional principle become a key element in empowering a push back against federal intrusion into powers our heaven inspired Constitution clearly retained as jurisdictionally belonging to state & local governments, to families & individuals, to private businesses, churches, & charities?


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1774: Resistance to Tyranny Becomes the Christian

American Minute with Bill Federer

On OCTOBER 26, 1774, the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts

We will die freemen

Let Us Die Freemen!

reorganized their defenses with one-third of their regiments being “Minutemen,” ready to fight at a minute’s notice.

These citizen soldiers drilled on the parade ground, many times led by a deacon or pastor, then went to church for exhortation and prayer.

The Provincial Congress charged:

You…are placed by Providence in the post of honor, because it is the post of danger…The eyes not only of North America and the whole British Empire, but of all Europe, are upon you. Let us be, therefore, altogether solicitous that no disorderly behavior, nothing unbecoming our character as Americans, as citizens and Christians, be justly chargeable to us.

The Provincial Congress issued a Resolution to Massachusetts Bay, 1774:

Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual…Continue steadfast, and with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.

Boston patriot Josiah Quincy stated:

Under God, we are determined that wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever we shall be called to make our exit, we will die free men.

Bill FedererLatter-day Center for Moral Liberalism contributing editor, William J. Federer, is the bestselling author of “Backfired: A Nation Born for Religious Tolerance no Longer Tolerates Religion,” and numerous other books. A frequent radio and television guest, his daily American Minute is broadcast nationally via radio, television, and Internet. Check out all of Bill’s books here.