Thursday, September 27, 2007

Samuel Adams Born

Samuel Adams (1722-1803), American patriot, was one of the leaders of resistance to British policy in Massachusetts before the American Revolution.

Adams was born in Boston on September 27, 1722, and educated at Harvard College (now Harvard University).

Adams decisively influenced every important aspect of the prerevolutionary struggle against British rule. In the realm of practical politics, he promoted the formation of the Boston chapter of the Sons of Liberty and sponsored the Committee of Correspondence of Boston. He led the fight against the Townshend Acts, headed the demonstrations that led to the Boston Massacre, directed the Boston Tea Party, and figured significantly in other outstanding events of the period. He rapidly acquired an intercolonial reputation both through these activities and as a literary agitator and revolutionary ideologist. Many of his writings, chiefly political pamphlets, were widely circulated and read. A proponent of the natural rights of man, he was in the vanguard of those Americans who challenged the authority of the British Parliament and championed rebellion.

In June 1774, following the passage of the Boston Port Act, Adams climaxed his activities against that and similarly oppressive measures by securing the approval by the Massachusetts General Court of a resolution to send representatives to the First Continental Congress. Elected a delegate to the congress, he soon became the leader of the radical faction that demanded strong measures against Great Britain. Before adjourning, the Congress called for a boycott of British goods and recommended the use of force in resisting taxes that had been imposed by the government in London.

Adams was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, which convened at Philadelphia in May 1775, and he subsequently signed the Declaration of Independence.

In 1779, Adams was a member of the committee that drafted the Massachusetts State constitution.

He was lieutenant governor of Massachusetts from 1789 to 1793 and governor from 1794 to 1797. He died in Boston on October 2, 1803.
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Emily Sinovic, the reporter I was expecting yesterday came about 1 PM. I had just gotten back from the Post Office when she and the cameraman arrived. Emily and the cameraman, John Gibson represent Fox News 23 based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, They spent 1 ½ hours for the interview. The main topic of their interest was the flood of illegal aliens coming into our country and our pleading that troops are put on our border to stop this brown invasion.

After all, we have troops in Iraq, we have troops in South Korea, we have troops in Afghanastan and we have troops in Germany - 50 years after the end of World War 2. If we can put troops in all these far flung areas of the world, then why can’t we have troops on OUR border to protect our nation?

I usually take a picture of me with reporters who stop, however, she said that the station manager frowns on this so would not pose for a picture.

They both were quite nice and we will wait to see the report they issue. Over the years I have been quite successful in obtaining good stories from the media. I have seen others who act like baffoons and then wonder why the media portrays them like baffoons.

Any way I did get a picture of her hiding her face behind her note pad.

I hope to have another issue of The Torch in the mail before I and Jason make our trip to North Carolina to meet with the mediator and to appear for a deposition with the attorney for Rhino Times.

If you are unfamiliar with the issue involving Rhino Times, click on the Rhino Times label below.
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Don’t forget White Christian Heritage Festival - October 20.
Winter Fellowship Conference - December 1-2.
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