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THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

THERE ARE SOME GREAT QUOTES:

“I have estimated that the bankers made about $75 million out of the American Revolution.” – Dr. Martin A. Larson

“Arms [i.e., firearms] in the hands of the citizen may be used at individual discretion for the defense of the country, the overthrow of tyranny, or private self-defense.”
John Adams (1735-1826; 2nd President of the United States)

“If you love wealth better than liberty; the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams (1722-1803; American statesman and Revolutionary War leader; know as the “father of the American Revolution”)

“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826; 3rd President of the United States)

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” – Thomas Jefferson

“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” – Thomas Jefferson

“No free man shall ever be debarred [Ed. Note: i.e., forbidden by law] the use of arms [i.e., firearms]. The strongest reason for the people to retain their RIGHT to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Experience has shown that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
Thomas Jefferson

“It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be [of] the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporary salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
…We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature placed in our power… The battle…is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, [and] the brave.
It is vain…to extenuate the matter. The gentlemen may cry, ‘Peace, Peace!’, but there is no peace. The war has actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that [the] Gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
Patrick Henry (American statesman and orator; quote was taken from his speech on March 23, 1775 at the Virginia Convention in Richmond, Virginia)

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the RIGHT of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” – The Declaration of Independence

“The British attempted ‘gun control’, marching to confiscate ‘rebel’ guns and gunpowder stored at Concord, Massachusetts. Shortly before daybreak on April 19, 1775, some 65 Minutemen gathered in Lexington, Massachusetts, and boldly challenged government authority to confiscate guns.
…Farmers and shopkeepers raised their personal firearms in defiance of government attempts at gun control in Lexington, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775. Their bold, moral, patriotic commitment to retain their God-given rights gave us this nation.
…America would endure eight years of war and 25,000 Americans would die rather than submit God-given rights to government by accepting gun control.”
J.D. Hudson (author of the book How Governments Disarm Citizens: When Laws Replace Rights)
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“The preachers [of the American Revolution] did NOT confine themselves to a dissertation on doctrinal truths NOR mere exhortation to godly behavior. They grappled with the great question of the rights of man, and especially the rights of the colonists in their controversy with the mother country. In reading these discourses one is struck with the thorough knowledge those divines [i.e., clergymen] possessed of the origin, nature, object, character and end [i.e., purpose] of all true government…
[These Revolutionary War preachers] showed…how all laws and regulations were designed to be for the good of the governed; that the object of concentrated power was to protect NOT invade personal liberty, and when it failed to do this, and oppressed instead of protected, assailed instead of defended rights, resistance became lawful, nay, obligatory…”
J.T. Headley (author of the book The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution)
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I. INTRODUCTION

Editor of TTT’s favorite subject in both high school and college was history – especially American history. After I retired from military service, I began to read history books “outside of” mainstream publishing. To my horror I quickly discovered that a whole lot of very important information had been omitted from our history textbooks, especially in the public education system. Something very sinister happened in our beloved America in the 20th century, especially in the early to mid 1900s. It seems that some very wealthy individuals who hated America’s national sovereignty, her Republican form of government, and our beloved Constitution took over the mainstream media, the major publishing companies, and our public education system.

Once this takeover was complete, these wealthy individuals, who had placed their well-paid lackeys in key positions, gave us a carefully “edited” and “sanitized” version of history! Oh, they left in tact the names of generals, senators, and presidents. They also left in tact dates of important battles. They, however, did do something that was very repugnant – they omitted many key facts, especially regarding reasons and motives for wars, assassinations, etc. Something they also omitted were any references to the globalist rich and power elite who often rule nations “from behind the scenes”. They certainly omitted any references to the tremendous power and influence of “secret societies” on the course of history. They also at times actually “fabricated historical evidence”, such as the “lone-nut assassin Oswald” and the “magic bullet” theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Possibly worst of all, these maniacal, power-hungry “control freaks” (i.e., the globalist rich and power elite and their well-paid lackeys) have stolen the truth of history from numerous generations of Americans. And this is one of the main reasons why this editor of TTT writes newsletters – to try to get small pieces of historical truth out to a few more of those Americans who have been cheated by these “robbers of history”.

Editor of TTT would like to cover three topics in this issue: (1) the Pre-Revolutionary War period (i.e., the decades prior to the start of the war); (2) the Revolutionary War; and, (3) the treason that started during the Revolutionary War, and continued after the Revolutionary War ended.

Before doing so, however, I would like to point out to the reader some key items to be noted in the great quotations given at the beginning of this newsletter. While reading them, did you notice the following key points?

(1) Our founding fathers believed in a Holy God, and that the rights of all mankind were God-given. (That is, rights do NOT emanate from governments – governments are instituted among men for the sole purpose of securing and protecting those rights!)
(2) Our founding fathers believed that governments had a natural tendency to go bad, and that tyranny, when found, was to be resisted. (They knew the famous words of William Tyndale, who stated: “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.” Thomas Jefferson adopted a slightly altered version of this quotation, and had it as a motto on his desk.)
(3) Our founding fathers believed in limited government.
(4) Our founding fathers strongly believed in firearms ownership by individual citizens. They were highly suspicious of any government that would even consider limiting the private ownership of firearms. (Such firearms ownership would not, of course, be extended to insane persons.)
(5) The Christian clergymen of that day preached on all Biblical issues, to include the Christian’s responsibility to civil government and the civil authorities’ responsibilities in governing.

II. THE PRE-REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD

At the time of the American Revolution, there were thirteen colonies. Two of the 13 were “self-governing” (Rhode Island and Connecticut); three of the 13 were “proprietary colonies” (Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland); and 8 of the 13 were “royal colonies” (Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia). Most of the colonists were English, although there were significant minorities of German, Dutch, Scotch-Irish, and French in the middle colonies. However, it is important to note that the vast majority of the population in these colonies considered themselves British subjects rather than as Virginians, Pennsylvanians, etc. In fact, up until the 1760s there was a very good relationship between Great Britain and her North American colonies! Even at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in 1775, most Americans did NOT want war with Great Britain!

I remember learning about the various acts and regulations passed by the British Parliament (such as the Stamp Act of 1765 and the Townshend Act of 1767) that inflamed the situation in the 13 original colonies. No doubt nearly all of us have been informed that the rallying cry of the American colonials was “no taxation without representation”. Yet little to nothing (usually nothing) is mentioned in most modern American history textbooks about two key elements of the pre-Revolutionary War period: (1) the role played by the Christian clergymen in stirring up the rebellion against British tyranny; and, (2) the prominent role of “gun control” in igniting the start of this war of independence – this war against tyranny!

Let’s take a brief look at each of those two key elements, asking ourselves “why” these facts of history are being kept from us.

A. The Chaplains and Clergy of the American Revolution

The British authorities, and especially that tyrant King George III, hated the clergymen in the thirteen American colonies years before actual warfare broke out in 1775 at Lexington, Massachusetts. King George III and the British Parliament rightfully felt that these American clergymen were stirring up the rebellion against British authority in the colonies, because these clergymen were! King George III called these American clergymen the “Black Brigade” and the “Black-Robed Regiment” because of the black robes they wore when preaching, and because these clergymen would later be considered worth several brigades – if not divisions – in the fight for freedom against the British Crown!

Well, how were these American clergymen stirring up rebellion? It is very simple: they were preaching against tyranny! Please once again consider the quote by J.T. Headley from his book The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: “The preachers [of the American Revolution] did NOT confine themselves to a dissertation on doctrinal truths NOR mere exhortation to godly behavior. They grappled with the great question of the rights of man, and especially the rights of the colonists in their controversy with the mother country. In reading these discourses one is struck with the thorough knowledge those divines [i.e., clergymen] possessed of the origin, nature, object, character and end [i.e., purpose] of all true government…
[These Revolutionary War preachers] showed…how all laws and regulations were designed to be for the good of the governed; that the object of concentrated power was to protect NOT invade personal liberty, and when it failed to do this, and oppressed instead of protected, assailed instead of defended rights, resistance became lawful, nay, obligatory…”

These colonial preachers correctly interpreted Romans Chapter 13 (and other key texts in the Holy Bible) to teach that Christians owed submission to civil authorities only to the extent that the civil authorities themselves followed the guidelines laid out in the Holy Bible for those who govern. These preachers clearly taught that whenever any government forsook the principles of governing laid out in Holy Scripture, and became tyrannical, then that government was to be resisted – even with deadly force! Many of these preachers no doubt knew of the famous quotation of William Tyndale: “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God!”

Here are a few words from a sermon in the 1760s by Pastor Jonathan Mayhew – words that were so typical of the sermons preached in the decades leading up to the Revolutionary War:
“If those who bear the title of civil rulers do NOT perform the duty of civil rulers, but act directly counter to the sole end and design of their office; if they injure and oppress their subjects…they have NOT the least pretense to be honored, obeyed, and rewarded…
It is blasphemy to call tyrants and oppressors ‘God’s ministers’. They are more properly
[to be called] ‘the messengers of Satan to buffet us’. NO rulers are properly God’s ministers but such as are ‘just, ruling in the fear of God’. When once magistrates act contrary to their office…when they rob and ruin the public, instead of being guardians of its peace and welfare – they immediately cease to be the ordinance and ministers of God, and NO MORE deserve that glorious character than common pirates and highwaymen.
…Common tyrants and public oppressors are NOT entitled to obedience from their subjects…”

Again, this sermon was but typical of numerous sermons preached in the American colonies in the decades leading up to the battle of Lexington, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775.

B. “Gun Control” and the American Revolution

((NOTE: The following text, with a few alterations, is taken from my TTT #27 of April 14, 2003, entitled: “Lest We Forget: Lexington, Waco, and Oklahoma City – April the 19th”.))

The months leading up to April 19, 1775 were extremely exciting times in Massachusetts. The British authorities, which were the ruling government of that day in the colonies, had already done some “gun confiscation” in the city of Boston. British General Thomas Gage, whose headquarters was in Boston, began receiving reports that patriotic colonials were storing firearms and gunpowder in the area between Boston and Concord, Massachusetts. General Gage had also received reports that the patriots had 14 cannons in the town of Concord.

General Gage now made the decision to move his “gun confiscation” efforts beyond the city limits of Boston out into the surrounding countryside. General Gage made plans to send crack British army troops to confiscate the cannons stored in the town of Concord, and to also confiscate any gunpowder and musket balls that they might find along the way.

And so it happened early on the day of April 19, 1775 that British troops encountered a small number of patriots who made up the militia of the small town of Lexington, Massachusetts. The advance party of British soldiers, upon encountering the patriots of the Lexington militia, ordered them to disperse. These patriotic militiamen, realizing that the odds were greatly against them, began to disperse – but obviously not quickly enough for the British commander. The British troops opened fire, killing eight of the Lexington “Minutemen”! Indeed, the “shot had been fired” that was “heard round the world”.
((NOTE #1: Pastor Jonas Clark had trained and drilled these militiamen at Lexington. It was at his church that the men had stored their ammunition.))
((NOTE #2: Here is Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary definition of the term “minuteman”: “a member of a group of armed men pledged to take the field at a minute’s notice during and immediately before the American Revolution”.))

The British troops, after their brief military engagement at Lexington, now headed for Concord to carry out a little bit of “gun confiscation”. Their march to Concord was accomplished without any further resistance. However, very serious trouble met these British troops are they started on their return march to Boston. The militiamen (i.e., the patriots, the Minutemen) from Concord, Lexington, and surrounding areas had raced towards the road the British troops would have to use to get back to Boston. These Minutemen were farmers and townsfolk who also just happened to be excellent marksmen! (Their proficiency with firearms had been developed through years of hunting game!) These “Minutemen” fired with deadly accuracy from behind trees and stonewalls at the now-terrified British troops. (Please consider the great courage of these militiamen, taking on what was considered the best army in the world at that time!)

The British march back to Boston now turned into an unorganized retreat as these crack British troops raced back for the safety of General Gage’s headquarters in Boston. The British troops had suffered heavy casualties at the hands of these citizen-soldiers – these courageous “Minutemen”!

((NOTE: If you have not already seen the outstanding movie “The Patriot”, starring Mel Gibson, then this editor most highly recommends that you rent or buy a video copy of it, and view it with friends and relatives as quickly as you possibly can. This movie shows some of the horrendous price paid by our founding fathers to give us a Republic where its citizenry can be well armed!))

While “taxation without representation” was a major concern of the colonists, that issue did NOT spark the actual outbreak of hostilities. Rather, it was British efforts in the “gun control” arena that sparked the American Revolution! Why is this key piece of American history NOT taught in most public schools? And why is this key piece of American history missing in most modern American history textbooks?

III. THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Most people learn in public school that the American Revolution (i.e., the Revolutionary War) started in 1775 at Lexington, Massachusetts and ended with the defeat of British General Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781. Although the official peace treaty was not signed until 1783 in Versailles, the major fighting stopped in 1781 at Yorktown.

But what most modern American history textbooks used in our public schools do NOT mention is the tremendous role played by America’s clergymen prior to and during the Revolutionary War. I briefly covered the role of the American clergymen in stirring up the rebellion against British tyranny earlier in this newsletter, as well as mentioning the fact that Pastor Jonas Clark had drilled and trained (and led) the Lexington, Massachusetts militiamen.

But how many Americans have ever heard of Pastor James Caldwell or Pastor John Peter Gabriel Muhlenburg? This editor of TTT would like to briefly cover the Revolutionary War deeds of these two great American clergymen who risked their lives for freedom:

(1) Pastor James Caldwell: 

Caldwell was born in a settlement called Cub Creek in Charlotte County, Virginia, in the 1700s. In 1761 he became the pastor of a parish in Elizabethtown, New Jersey.

During the Revolutionary War, Caldwell became the chaplain for a New Jersey regiment under the command of Colonel Dayton.

Here is a great quote from J.T. Headley’s book The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: “Mr. Caldwell was in the hottest of the fight, and seeing the fire of one of the companies slackening for want [i.e., lack] of wadding, he galloped to the Presbyterian meeting house near by, and rushing in, ran from pew to pew, filling his arms with hymn books. Hastening back with these into the battle, he scattered them about in every direction, saying as he pitched one here and another there, ‘Now put Watts into them, boys’.”
((Ed. Comment: Many of the hymns in the hymnbook had been written by Isaac Watts. Thus a play on the word “Watts” for the “wadding” the men needed for their muskets.))

The British Army singled out the clergymen supporting the rebellion against tyranny for special brutality. Some clergymen, when captured, were tortured. James Caldwell lost his wife when an enemy soldier shot through the window of his home, hitting his wife Hannah in the head while she held her infant child. ((NOTE: There were no hostilities emanating from or around the home, so this had to have been a clear assassination. Witnesses had seen the soldier clearly aim his weapon to shoot Mrs. Caldwell through the window.))

It also appears highly likely that the British or their Tory friends paid off a sentry (James Morgan, who had just come off duty) to assassinate Pastor Caldwell. Morgan fired a shot that hit James Caldwell in the heart, killing him instantly. Morgan was tried and convicted of murder, and was hung.

(2) Pastor John Peter Gabriel Muhlenburg:

Muhlenburg was born in Trapp, Pennsylvania on October 1, 1746. After being ordained in London, England in 1772, he returned to Virginia and settled at Woodstock. There he assumed the duties of a country pastor.

This preacher also just happened to be a full colonel in a Virginia regiment that he had helped to organize. The fighting had already begun up in the northern colonies. During the last sermon he was to preach at his Virginia church, Muhlenburg stated: “The Bible tells us ‘there is a time for all things’, and there is a time to preach and a time to pray; but the time for me to preach has passed away. …And there is a time to fight, and that time has now come.” Muhlenburg then laid aside his black clerical robe, and put on his regimental colonel’s uniform. As a drummer boy beat his drums, Muhlenburg, the pastor, asked his congregation for recruits to take up arms and fight the British troops that were marching on Charleston. Nearly every able-bodied man in Muhlenburg’s congregation rallied around their pastor, “and before night nearly three hundred men had joined his standard”. ((Quote taken from the excellent book The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution by J.T. Headley.))

J.T. Headley in the above-mentioned book describes how Muhlenburg was known for his coolness and courage under fire. Headley tells us that Muhlenburg personally led his men in several dangerous assaults on fortified positions, such as he did at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781. Enemy fire was so intense during Muhlenburg’s assault of a British fortification at Yorktown that not one of the men returned without a wound!

When Muhlenburg was criticized by his brother Frederick (also a clergyman) for laying aside his clerical robes to take up arms, he replied in a letter:
“You say, as a clergyman nothing can excuse my conduct. I am a clergyman, it is true, but I am a member of society as well as the poorest layman, and my liberty is as dear to me as any man. Shall I sit still, and enjoy myself at home, when the best blood of the continent is spilling? Heaven forbid it!
…Do you think, if America should be conquered, I should be safe? Far from it! And would you not sooner fight like a man than die like a dog? I am called by my country to its defense. The cause is just and noble. …So far am I from thinking that I am wrong, I am convinced it is my duty so to do, a duty I owe to my God and to my country.”

((Ed. Comment: Tyranny is rising in our beloved America today. Muhlenburg’s great words from the quotation immediately above are true for all times!))

Muhlenburg went on to rise to the rank of major general in the Continental Army, serving under the command of General George Washington!

IV. TREASON DURING AND AFTER THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

Vile treason occurred during the Revolutionary War. One example of wartime treason that is taught in American history textbooks was that of American General Benedict Arnold. Arnold rose to the rank of major general, and was assigned as commander of the fort at West Point, New York in 1780. Arnold had made a deal with the British to betray the fort to them; however, the capture of one of the conspirators (André) frustrated the plot. Arnold fled for safety to the British Army, where he received both money and a command in their army. After the war, he went to London, England where he spent the rest of his days.

Another example of vile treason that has not yet made it into most modern American history textbooks is that of Benjamin Franklin. It has now been admitted that Ben Franklin was a British agent during the Revolutionary War. Franklin was also a member of the Illuminati. ((NOTE: The modern version of the Illuminati was founded in 1776 by Jesuit-trained Adam Weishaupt, who taught Canon Law at Jesuit Ingolstadt University in Bavaria.))

The History Channel has reported that Franklin, as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, joined a fraternity in England called the “Hellfire Club”. This “fraternity”, formed in the late 1700s, met in ruined monasteries for drinking and sex orgies, and even for Black Masses. They seemed to revel in mocking Christianity.

Dear reader, my reason for mentioning Ben Franklin’s treason is to point out the fact that a sinister thread runs throughout all of the history of the United States. That “thread” is the vile treason against our Republic. This treason includes fomenting wars, prolonging wars for more profits, assassinating good Americans, and infiltrating and taking over all the key institutions in our society (the mainstream media, top government positions, our public education system, our banking system, our major Christian denominations, etc.). This vile “thread” has secret societies’ fingerprints all over it! ((Secret societies such as the top-levels of Freemasonry, the Jesuit Order (i.e., the Society of Jesus), the Knights of the Golden Circle, the Illuminati, and later in our history, Skull & Bones and the Knights of Malta (controlled by the Jesuits)).

And why should we be concerned about secret societies, with their secret oaths, their “professed” degrees, and their sinister activities? It is because these secret societies (at their higher levels) are responsible for such historical events as the bloody French Revolution, the horrible Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, the bloody American Civil War of 1861-1865, the assassination of President Lincoln, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, etc.

For brief periods of time in our history, good man tried to stop this advance of evil by secret societies in our Republic. Relatively few Americans are aware of the fact that an anti-Masonic Party was formed in this country in 1829 after news finally broke about the brutal murder of Captain William Morgan by Masons in the autumn in 1826 in New York State. ((NOTE: Morgan was a former Mason who had written a book exposing Masonic secrets.)) Sadly, the event was soon forgotten and the anti-Masonic Party disappeared.

America will not survive if secret societies are allowed to continue to thrive here in our Republic!

V. SUMMARY

Indeed, many key facts of American history have been omitted from most American history textbooks – especially the truth about the involvement of secret societies and the “international banksters” in our Republic.

We both owe it to ourselves and to our posterity to learn “the rest of the story” concerning our history, and then to inform others. Otherwise, our Republic will soon be destroyed! And this brings us to:

VI. WHAT CAN WE DO?

1. If you think that this newsletter contains important information, then please make many copies of it and give them away “free of charge” to your friends, neighbors, and relatives!

2. Please review the books mentioned throughout this newsletter. Then please purchase as many of them as you can possibly afford, and then share them with others!