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Treason - Drawn and Quartered
« on: August 30, 2021, 11:34:00 AM »
Treason - Drawn and Quartered

Did the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Engage in a Treasonous Act? - Journal of the American Revolution

The delegates wrote that they put their very lives at stake with the Declaration of Independence-

Here is the punishment for Treason

You are to be drawn on hurdles to the place of execution, where you are to be hanged by the neck, but not until you are dead; for, while you are still living your bodies are to be taken down, your bowels torn out and burned before your faces, your heads then cut off, and your bodies divided each into four quarters, and your heads and quarters to be then at the King’s disposal; and may the Almighty God have mercy on your souls.

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Re: Treason - Drawn and Quartered
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 05:31:36 PM »
Wasn't that what Edward did to William Wallace?
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.  Jefferson

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Re: Treason - Drawn and Quartered
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 07:43:53 PM »
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Re: Treason - Drawn and Quartered
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 08:13:42 PM »
Arrgghh! My favorite speech was from Braveheart. And coming from a long line of Scots/Irish on my mom's side of the family.  And yes the Scots/Irish just love a good fight.

Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you'll live -- at least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TME0xubdHQc

lol - the age old battle against Tyranny. Some things never change.
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Re: Treason - Drawn and Quartered
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2021, 08:18:44 PM »
And heck I just got to add this short clip from Braveheart - reminds me of family members. Lord does that remind me of my own son:

My Ireland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjLccwSziM8
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Re: Treason - Drawn and Quartered
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2021, 02:46:18 PM »
The screenwriter of Braveheart, Randall Wallace, was born in the same city as me and lived in my home county.  Randall Wallace is of Scottish decent, but is not related to William Wallace.   Randall is related to a cousin-in-law.
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Re: Treason - Drawn and Quartered
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2021, 10:50:42 PM »
Last evening, it occurred to me that when a defender of Liberty is called home, their load lands upon the shoulders of the defenders left behind. Just as the Founders did their duty for Liberty, every subsequent generation must continue their work lest Liberty perish. As there is no way for the remaining adults to take on the work of those that die, we must pass the ideals and duties on to the children. -PHenery

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Re: Treason - Drawn and Quartered
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2021, 10:08:32 AM »
Excellent read on the "presbyterian" perspective  I will add the link over on the Black Robed Regiment post

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