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Abolition of Protestantism in our history

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Submitted by Bill (United States), Oct 4, 2015 at 10:48

I agree with your pessimistic assessment of the future of American liberty. One cause and symptom of our abandonment of classic liberal roots is the denegration and ignoring of the enormous and overwhelming significant influence of English Protestantism on the development of the Constitution, The Bill of Rights and each and every clause of the First Amendment. All of the above or some of the above are not only ignored by many of the immigrants and the intelligensia, but they are despised ad are objects of hostility.

William Haller in "Liberty ad Reformation in the Puritan Revolution" uses an entire book to explain the nature of the discussion in England in November, 1640 when all restraints on preaches were eliminated ad the were free to preach ad publish (and assemble) unlike any time in English (or European) history. Secular scholars like Perry Miller, M.M. Knappen, Edmund Morgan and Haller are unheard of in our discussion f the American past. Yet the facts stand: English Protestantism is responsible for and directly tied to each and every jot and tittle of American liberty, Constitutionalism and civil rights.

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