Even though a number of early settlers that colonized America were from non-British European countries including the Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and others, the British crown managed to assume complete control of all of the American colonies.
During the colonial times, Great Britain was involved in several major wars with other European countries. The costs of those wars exceeded the British purses and they needed to find money from as many different sources as possible.
One of the readily available sources was the American colonies, so the British began to impose one act after another to milk the colonies of every penny and farthing they could. They taxed paper, sugar, tea, alcohol, gun powder and many more items until the colonists were paying most of their income to the British.
At the same time, the British imposed laws to govern what they could print in the news papers and what they could openly say. Any negative comments about the British were considered acts of sedition and were punished. The British passed laws to prevent the colonists from gathering together in groups in public, except for church and even then they tried to dictate what was being preached. The British tried to impose their own Church of England on some areas of the colonies.
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You need to know that many of the earliest settlers fled the religious tyranny of their home countries and came to America in order to worship as they saw fit. When the British began pushing the Church of England on some colonists, it didn’t set very well.
By 1774, the British tyranny and taxation of the colonists became so oppressive that the colonists began talking about open rebellion. On April 19, 1775, the first shots of the American Revolution were fired on the commons of Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.
Two hundred and forty-four years later, Americans once again are finding themselves being oppressed by the tyrannical left.
The leftists want to tax everyone to death, just like the British did so long ago. The left is also trying to take away as many rights as possible. They are busy passing laws that make preaching the Bible illegal because parts on sin are considered offensive hate language. Conservatives and Christians are being openly targeted in an effort to silence their voices. Their websites and social media pages are being blacklisted and shutdown by leftists. If a conservative and/or Christian is scheduled to speak in public, extreme leftists threaten violence.
In many ways, America today is much like the American colonies 250 years ago and short of a biblical reformation the likes this nation has never seen, it seems obvious that the only hope of saving America is for Christians and conservatives do what they did 244 years ago when they armed themselves and rebelled against the tyrants that were oppressing them.
Am I calling for a rebellion? If necessary, YES, I am. First I ask everyone to pray for a complete reformation, but short of that reformation, I urge conservatives and Christians to be ready to take up arms and fight for our country. If they don’t, the America we all love and cherish will quickly disappear.
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