Understanding how America Evolved

Oh yes, there is just one more little-itty-bitty issue we need to look at prior to getting back to establishing a government. The majority of people for the most part did not trust the colonial government and did not hesitate to holler, or screaming in protest when they believed they’d been done wrong by the ruling elite. It is quite understandable; they wanted justice and freedom; therefore, when matters got out of sorts the colonists heckled their leaders with discontent, organized protests, and even rose up in arms when various abuses became intolerable.

Furthermore and as mentioned earlier, the Americans regarded their Charters as the solid rock upon which their rights and liberties stood. When attempts were made by royalty in London to restrict or curtail their rights, the colonial legislatures resisted loudly. The colonists perceived themselves as direct descendants of the House of Commons. All of the privileges and powers that legislatures had won – in struggle against royal absolutism – were now theirs as well.

It wasn’t much longer until the idea and vision of self- government became a popular belief. Soon enough the assemblies within the colonies were going into head to head clashes with their royal governors, who believed that the colonists should be beholden to them. Gradually however, through the privileges of Parliament they had won the right to freely debate (civilly) as well as control over the money earned within the colonies themselves.

As noted, that first document creating the earliest English settlement – the Virginia Charter of 1606 – established a great precedent. In the Charter it stated that the colonists were entitled to ALL the “rights of Englishmen.” The same guarantee was also in the Charters of New England, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Carolina, and Georgia. In history this was during the time that William Shakespeare was still actively writing plays.

Therefore since the very first Charter signed by royalty that created the first English settlement and henceforth adapted by eight more colonies became the first step toward what was later to be the federal Bill of Rights.

We firmly believe that this is precisely why there wasn’t mention of birthright citizenship in the original 10 Amendments; furthermore, nothing much at all was stipulated about the matter insofar as it had long been established that the original colonies carried the “rights of Englishmen” because the people and they’re rights, privileges, immunities, and liberties were originally established and settled by the English and for the English. In fact this included no difference between where a person was born; albeit, in England or Virginia one had guaranteed rights and we believe that citizenship was indeed one of them.

With all due respect to our reader’s, although the exact verbiage has not yet been found to support that claim, we nonetheless based on reasonable study and the overall look from feudal history forth, we believe nothing else needs to be said about it.

We will close Understanding America here for today…

  

 

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