21 August 2015

The Rebel And The Protestant


When the time came to question the right of opposition to the encroachments of the king upon the rights of the colonist, who can estimate the influence of the survivors of the Scottish rebellion and their sons, in forming the sentiment of patriotism which was to cause the shadow of the Crown to disappear from our shores?

The rebel and the Protestant, not far from synonymous terms, were able to pour their rebellious thoughts and protesting ideas into willing ears, and they contributed much to the molding of the sentiment which began by defying kings, and ended by making a free Republic where every man should be a sovereign.

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