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Tuesday February 9th 2016

‘Leonard O. Goenaga’

Just War and the American Revolution: Introduction

Just War and the American Revolution: Introduction

JUST WAR, REBELLION, & THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION John Keown & Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just Part 1: An Introduction By Leonard O. Goenaga On the back of the Great Seal of the United States is the image of an American eagle tightly clenching in one talon a bundle of arrows, and in the other an [...]

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: Conclusion

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: Conclusion

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 32: Conclusion By Leonard O. Goenaga It is unfortunate that at times mankind must reasonably resort to war to secure real peace, but the alternative of tyranny proves itself untenable.1 As [...]

Goenaga: Summation: In Light of the Evidence

Goenaga: Summation: In Light of the Evidence

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 31: Summation: In Light of the Evidence By Leonard O. Goenaga In summary, this paper has concluded that in light of the scriptural, traditional, and historical evidence, Keown is incorrect in [...]

Goenaga: Just Rebellion Principle 7, Last Resort

Goenaga: Just Rebellion Principle 7, Last Resort

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 30: Just Rebellion Principle 7, Last Resort By Leonard O. Goenaga Regarding the last resort principle, Keown asks the following in relation to the America Revolution: "Was armed insurrection a [...]

Goenaga: Just Rebellion Principle 6, Comparative Justice

Goenaga: Just Rebellion Principle 6, Comparative Justice

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 29: Just Rebellion Principle 6: Comparative Justice By Leonard O. Goenaga Regarding the comparative justice principle, Keown asks the following in relation to the America Revolution: "Were the [...]

Just Rebellion Principle 4, Competent Authority

Just Rebellion Principle 4, Competent Authority

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 27: Just Rebellion Principle 4, Competent Authority By Leonard O. Goenaga Regarding the competent authority principle, Keown asks the following in relation to the America Revolution: "Was the decision [...]

Just Rebellion Principle 3, Right Intention

Just Rebellion Principle 3, Right Intention

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 26: Just Rebellion Principle 3, Right Intention By Leonard O. Goenaga Regarding the right intention principle, Keown asks the following in relation to the America Revolution: "Was it the intention of [...]

Just Rebellion Principle 2: Proportionate Cause

Just Rebellion Principle 2: Proportionate Cause

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 25: Just Rebellion Principle 2: Proportionate Cause By Leonard O. Goenaga Regarding the proportionate cause principle, Keown asks the following in relation to the America Revolution: Even if the [...]

Just Rebellion Principle 1: Just Cause

Just Rebellion Principle 1: Just Cause

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 24: Just Rebellion Principle 1: Just Cause By Leonard O. Goenaga Regarding the just cause principle, Keown asks the following in relation to the America Revolution: Had the colonists been right that [...]

Just Rebellion Principles (JRP) And The American Revolution

Just Rebellion Principles (JRP) And The American Revolution

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 23: PRINCIPLES: JUST REBELLION PRINCIPLES (JRP) AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION By Leonard O. Goenaga Recalling Keown’s final concern in his response to Mark Tooley, he reiterated the central concern of [...]

The Royal Response

The Royal Response

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 22: The Royal Response (1775) – A Proclamation By the King for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition (1775) By Leonard O. Goenaga King George would reject even receiving the Second Continental [...]

The Second Continental Response

The Second Continental Response

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 21: The Second Continental Response (1774-1775) – Lexington and Concord (1775), Second Continental Congress (1775), and The Olive Branch Petition (1775) By Leonard O. Goenaga The attempts to disarm [...]

The Reason For Alarm

The Reason For Alarm

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 20: The Reason for Alarm (1774-1775) – The Powder Alarm (1774), The Portsmouth Alarm (1774), and The Salem Confrontation (1775) By Leonard O. Goenaga In the shadow of the Congress’ protests and [...]

Initial Colonial Response To British Acts

Initial Colonial Response To British Acts

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 19: The Initial Colonial Response (1764-1767) – The Sugar Act (1764), The Stamp Act (1765), The Stamp Act Congress (1765), Declaration of Rights and Grievances (1765), The Virginia Resolves (1765), The [...]

The American Revolution: Introduction

The American Revolution: Introduction

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 18: Context – The American Experience Culminating With The American Revolution, Introduction By Leonard O. Goenaga After the struggles of Englishmen against tyranny in the Thirty Years War and Glorious [...]

The Mayflower Compact (1620) And The Colonists

The Mayflower Compact (1620) And The Colonists

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 17: Context: The English Experience Leading Up To The American Revolution, The Mayflower Compact (1620) and the Colonists By Leonard O. Goenaga In addition to the English experience, it is also worth [...]

The Petition of Right (1627) and the Bill of Rights (1688)

The Petition of Right (1627) and the Bill of Rights (1688)

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 16: Context: The English Experience Leading Up To The American Revolution, The Petition of Right (1627) and the Bill of Rights (1688) By Leonard O. Goenaga These rights were initially expressed in the [...]

The Glorious Revolution and British/American Parallels

The Glorious Revolution and British/American Parallels

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 15: Context: The English Experience Leading Up To The American Revolution, The Glorious Revolution and British/American Parallels By Leonard O. Goenaga On the heels of such a major conflict would come [...]

English Experience And The Peace of Westphalia

English Experience And The Peace of Westphalia

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 14: Context: The English Experience Leading Up To The American Revolution, The Peace of Westphalia By Leonard O. Goenaga In 1648, the end of the 30 Year War between Protestants and Catholics concluded [...]

Just War Theory: Romans 13 and the Paradox of Rebellion

Just War Theory: Romans 13 and the Paradox of Rebellion

Just War, Rebellion, and the American Revolution: John Keown and Modern Critiques on Whether the War of Independence was Just. Part 13: Church Tradition and Rebellion, Tradition on Romans 13 and the Paradox of Rebellion By Leonard O. Goenaga The common elements shared by Christendom’s greatest minds would be both tyrannical [...]

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