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« Reply #25 on: June 28, 2018, 09:56:02 pm »

On Mr. Jay's Character
A Pamphlet of the Tories

In recent times, some men have called into question the character of Mr. John Jay of New York City. These men of illrepute assert that Mr. Jay is a scoundrel and affiliated with nefarious men. These are lies of the worst kind - the kind that impinge on the honor of another man.

Mr. Jay's roots in the former colonies are of the highest quality. His father was one of New York's finest fur and timber traders, building a fine income for his family. His grandfather emigrated from France and also established a successful mercantile company. Mr. Jay's mother also came from noble stock. Her father, born in New Amsterdam, served the people of his community nobly both in the New York Assembly and twice as Mayor of New York City. Mr. Jay comes from a long line of strong, competent public servants. It is in the honor of his ancestors that Mr. Jay is standing as a candidate for the National Assembly.

Mr. Jay has received the highest education. His earliest schooling was the hand of the famed Anglican priest, the Rev. Pierre Stoupe. At only 14 years of age, Mr. Jay enter King's College before embarking on a successful and impressive legal career under the tutelage of Benjamin Kissam, the most desired legal instructor of the age. Seeking to serve his community, Mr. Jay served in New York's Committee of Correspondence in the days before our great War of Independence. In recognition of his great character and standing, Mr. Jay was chosen as Secretary of the Committee, an honor given to him by several of the same men now calling his character into question. Mr. Jay continued his noble service in the name of Independence as a delegate at the First Constitutional Convention where he worked tirelessly to protect American interests while seeking the least destructive path forward.

It was Mr. Jay who represented the American people in the face of the British, first as Minister to Spain and, later, as a Peace Commissioner at the Paris Peace Conference of 1782 that finally ended the years of bloody struggle. Let your minds not forget! For, as Mr. John Adams wrote, Mr. Jay was "of more importance than any of the rest of us." It was also Mr. Jay who penned many an article and spoke many times on the importance of ratification in the great debate. It is very likely that without the tireless efforts of Mr. Jay that this grand experiment would have fallen flat from he start. For this, credit is surely deserved.

Mr. Jay is a proud communicant of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America and a man of God. He recognizes that all rights of man come from God and that all men are children of God. It is for this reason that Mr. Jay calls for the end of the important of Africans and the eventual abolition of all slavery. Mr. Jay, his compatriot, Mr. Gouverneur Morris, and the Tory Candidates are the only men who advocate for such a just and Biblical approach to the scourge of slavery.

Mr. Jay is a noble man from noble stock advocating noble causes in his campaign to represent the New York City and Westchester District in the National Assembly. Mr. Samuel Adams, a man known by many as the the Despot of Boston, and Mr. Benjamin Franklin, whose exploits have earned him the moniker the Philanderer of Philadelphia, may attempt to impinge Mr. Jay, but it is their own conduct that must be checked and scrutinized as the American people begin to cast their first votes as independent citizens of their won Republic.
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« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2018, 10:20:18 pm »

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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2018, 11:47:48 pm »

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Yet again, we find ourselves being mischaracterized by those eager to destroy our image in the eyes on the people of the Republic. A central government, army and bank is necessary to ensure the safety of our Republic against those who would destroy us and our beliefs. We experimented with confederation; a folly that need not be repeated by our nation.

The Tories seek to claim us as their supporters, but they are monarchists, the very antithesis of our nation. These United States shall never be ruled by a monarch, ever again. The monarchism of the Tories is nothing more than strains of loyalism that exist after the war. Monarchy will never return to this land, and Colonel Hamilton and his supporters shall stand opposed to any attempt to introduce it.

Colonel Hamilton is a soldier. He witnessed the failures of a weak executive first-hand as the right-hand man of General Washington, and will not see these mistakes repeated after our independence has been gained. It is asked of everyone in this nation, how many leaders do you see that fought and bled for this nation in war? How many joined the fight as soldiers? Did they even consider joining? Or were they content to simply sit far away from the battles and give orders to the men freezing and starving at Valley Forge?

These questions must be answered, if we are to have a truly united nation.
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« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2018, 01:52:41 am »

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« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2018, 09:28:24 pm »
« Edited: June 29, 2018, 11:51:26 pm by DKrol »

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« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2018, 12:11:03 pm »

A  L E T T E R,
CONCERNING
THE PUBLIC CONDUCT AND CHARACTER
OF
JOHN JAY, Eſq.

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Some of the warm personal friends of Mr. JAY are taking unwearied pains to disparage the motives and character of Mr. SAMUEL ADAMS, who advocates for preserving the Republican character of the federal Union and accordingly has emerged at the head of the Whig interest. He is presented, variously, as a brutish and dangerous man; a criminal rabble-rouser; a despot; and generally possessed of a character deficient in those qualities as may be desired from the ruler of a free State. It is the better part of valor to set aside these perfidious libels against so eminent a Patriot, and indeed so absurd and baseless are these charges, that no man acquainted with the facts will be incited to believe them. Wise men will note it as the sad inevitability of this age, when personal advancement is counted more than honor, that men of public reputation should be subjected to such slander; and indeed it is unsurprising, that those who count themselves among the dearest friends of Great Britain, should object to he who has spent his life in service to the cause of American Independence.
     Having thus dispensed with the worthless defamations of his detractors, the friends of Mr. Adams may be inclined to leave the affair at rest. Insofar as an exchange may be regarded a personal matter, this may indeed prove the course most prudent. Where the Public interest is invoked, however, it is incumbent upon every good Citizen to withhold nothing which might by its omission render a fair and complete judgement of matters of a National character impossible. The author is therefore impelled to offer certain facts as to the character and conduct of Mr. Jay, who lately is recognized as leader of the British Tory faction, and who now offers himself a candidate for the National Assembly from the City of New York.
     Few men of this age may be described as so totally ruled by Ambition, and so fully convinced of their own divinity, as Mr. Jay, whose talent for self-aggrandizement knows no bounds. The zeal with which he congratulates himself for some petty and inconsequential services rendered his Country—which he would never have undertaken to begin with, except in the belief that they would place his name in greater eminence, and so return in rewards of prestige far more than his investment of intellect or effort—, the shamelessness with which he appropriates the achievements of greater men, and the untempered Lust for power which impels him to travel the length of the Country groveling for votes and paying any number of bribes and flatteries in exchange for political support, is so gross, so vile, and so unbecoming the conduct of a gentleman as to invite revolution in the bowels of any who beholds it. We ask ourselves, what creature, what sad wreck of a man, would so debase his character and demean his reputation and call it Patriotism?
     In spite of this overwhelming evidence, that he is no more fit to be the governor of a free Country than was Caligula to be Emperor of Rome, that Mr. Jay holds his own character and intellect in the highest estimation is more evident with each passing day. He calls himself—in public—the man who won his Country's freedom; fancies himself the Author of American Independence; claims eminence as the chief member of the commission that negotiated Peace at Paris six years ago. In course of this self-flattery, he proves himself not only a Liar, but a Thief: brazenly lifting the good Works of other men from the pages of History to inflate his own reputation and importance. Having lived the late war in a state of at best peripheral significance to his country's conception, he now seeks to raise his and his party's prospects in the advancing election by claiming the victories of Washington, Jefferson, John Adams, and Dr. Franklin for his own.
     It is said that Rank and Titles serve the primary purpose of assuaging those whose appetite for Glory exceeds their ability to earn it; and so is it most appropriate that that partisan widely regarded as possessed of the meanest character and least accomplishments should become the leading agitator for Oligarchy and the rule of the Few. Mr. Jay and his agent take such great pains to inflate the stature of their chief because they profess as their political principle that a Country cannot be ruled, except by the establishment of an absolute Monarchy attended by a compliant Nobility Mr. Jay not only denies the principle that 'all Men are created equal,' he openly despises it. He imagines a Country wherein all political authority is wielded by an Aristocracy of birth, and the common people are left to 'peep about and find ourselves dishonorable graves.' If any will question the republicanism of Mr. Jay or his commitment to the Cause of American Independence, it is because his stated principles are inimical to the existence of a free State and destructive to the natural rights and Liberties for which our Countrymen willingly gave their lives at Bunker Hill, Boston, and Yorktown.
     The principle espoused by Mr. Jay is, further, wholly opposite that which General Washington urged us to when he lay down his commission at the close of the late War of Independency. Urged by some among his staff to march on Philadelphia and establish a Dictatorship over these States, he instead resigned his office and gave back to the Congress those powers which had been entrusted in him for the prosecution of the late war. It is this model of republican virtue which Mr. Jay would have us overthrow in the establishment of a Monarch in the presidency—which office he protests must be the exclusive possession of 'Noblemen' and chosen not by the disinterested votes of the people, but by the interested deliberations of the Legislature, to avoid its falling into the hands of the 'lower classes.'
     In spite of all his protestations, the measure of Mr. Jay presents itself clearly in his speeches and writings, as a man exceedingly vain and dazzled by Titles, more British than American, whose commitment to his Country's independence is merely lukewarm, and who would willingly place these States under the rule of an absolute Monarch if afforded the opportunity. We can only take comfort in the knowledge that the people of America, who despise Monarchy as sincerely as they love Liberty, will never allow this insane and dangerous man to assume the captaincy of our infant Republic.

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« Reply #31 on: June 30, 2018, 12:24:23 pm »
« Edited: June 30, 2018, 12:30:05 pm by Deputy Game Moderator Thumb21 »

A speech by Thomas Jefferson in a village near Lynchburg

Warning of the danger posed by the traitors and tyrants of the Tory and Hamiltonian factions

The great people of Lynchburg, we are at a vital crossroads in the development of our developing republic. Already, we find that the evils we faced in this republic's heroic foundation yet continue to pose a grave threat to its existence and the wellbeing of its hard working people.  To allow these tyrants to take power and cause shame would be an insult to the resilient people of this land.

The Hamiltonian faction is an elitist pretension at best. They want to centralize this great nation. These two faced liars want you to think a centralized government would be more efficient. The truth is they merely wish to fill their own slimy pockets. Tariffs? Who benefits from this farce? The rich elites in the cities who wish to further enrich themselves. All at the expense, I must emphasize, of you, the farmers. They want to increase taxes. Who does this benefit? Once again, the rich who use the funds to further enrich themselves and their cronies, again, off the backs of you, the working people. They also wish to curtail freedom of speech and association. The result will be that when these pigs implement tyranny upon this nation, the working man will have no non-violent outlet to voice his opposition to that tyranny. If Hamilton will cheat his wife, have no doubts he will cheat this country, while enriching himself, presumably to engage in further such vices.

I must admit that I have struggled to find a great mass of distinct material with which to attack the Tories given that they are very much similar to the Hamiltonians in their ambition to unleash anti-Democratic doom and tyranny upon the people of this land to enrich themselves. Their disdain for even basic morality is evident in their platform on monarchy, which consists of nothing more than unconditional surrender to foreign forces of tyranny, the unelected king who is at this point nothing short of a madman, yet the Tories want him to rule this nation again. What an insult?! The patriots of this great nation fought against the strongest regime on God's earth, only for these overpaid nobodies to step on the martyrs and advocate for surrender after the war had been won. There is no question, John Jay and other spineless such deviants are in the King's pay, to do his bidding in these United States despite these activities being firmly outside the interests of this great country.

In closing, only a vote for the Republican faction can save this country from grave and existential threats mounted both from within and outside the frontiers of this heroic nation. Only we will ensure that the right to free speech is protected, that taxes and tariffs remain low and in the states' control and that the principles of the revolution are upheld vigorously.

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« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2018, 10:03:04 pm »

The Patriot Star

Vol. III
Mar. 1789

The Choice for Freedom, Liberty, and Prosperity.

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« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2018, 10:58:28 pm »
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The Republican Standard
The Voice of The People
Vol. IV
Mar. 1789
          We here, the Editors of the Republican Standard, do find it Quite humorous the nature of Mr. Gunn's latest attack on Mr. Madison. Quite interestingly, Mr. Gunn decided to attack Mr. Madison's age, through his Demeaning nature of the Words used as his title. We find this Very interesting as it appears Mr. Gunn has had an Episode of amnesia. His own faction's leader is in fact seven entire Years younger than Mr. Madison! Does Mr. Gunn's latest attack demonstrate his Attitude of Non-confidence towards his own faction's leader? Does he not believe in the abilities of Mr. Madison, much less, Mr. Jackson to carry out the abilities of the High office of First Secretary? We here at the Republican Standard do believe Mr. Gunn, with his known Federalist views and apparent Disdain for his own faction's leader, should not be a Patriot in his own Right!

Again, we, the Editors of this fine Newspaper, do believe that this is another example of the Disunity with his faction. They may Deny this analysis, but is consistent. Not only do his Views stand contrary to his Party, but, as a leader in his own Right, he seems to be inciting Revolt or is completely Ignorant to the fact of his own leader's Age! We do believe it is better for him, for his Sake, that he should be leading a Rebellion in his faction, because if Otherwise, it displays a Valid reason for him to not ascend to any sort of Office representing the people. If he cannot know basic Obvious facts about his own faction's Leader who he has seemingly met multiple times in the Least, then how should Georgians trust him with their Votes?

For either of these reasons, whether it be an accident or purposeful, both do Demonstrate that Mr. Gunn is not Fit to represent Georgians. When you cast your Votes so Efficiently within the next few Weeks, do remember this quality about this Candidate.
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« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2018, 11:49:29 pm »

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« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2018, 01:47:14 am »

The Federalist Reprints These Letters With Permission From General Philip Schuyler and Mrs. Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

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« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2018, 07:53:23 pm »

James Jackson on the Western Faction
Pamphlet by the Patriots

The Speech printed below was given by the leader of the Patriot Faction James Jackson in Lexington, Virginia, in the constituency of Kentucky on the 12th of February, speaking the truth of the "Western" Faction.


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(This pamphlet shall be distributed throughout the constituencies of Wilkes, Newberry Courthouse–Ninety-Six, Transylvania, Yadkin, Kentucky, Kanawha, Shenandoah, and Frederick)


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James Jackson on the Radical Faction
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The Speech printed below was given by the leader of the Patriot Faction James Jackson in Baltimore, Maryland, in the constituency of Baltimore on the 27th of February, speaking the truth of the Radical Faction.


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(This pamphlet shall be distributed throughout the constituencies of the states of Maryland and Delaware.)
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« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2018, 08:23:56 pm »


From  THURSDAY,   MARCH  5,—to  MONDAY,  MARCH  9,   1789.


LIBERTY A BIRTHRIGHT.
The principle agents of the British Tory faction have made much of the so-called Nobility of blood and of the ancient origins of their chief, Mr. Jay. In their Pamphlets and writings, and various grovelings which they distribute among the masses, they express the principle, common to the Hanovers, Bourbons, Habsburgs, and all the other Noble families of Europe, that political Power is the birthright of the Patrician class, to whom all 'Common' citizens owe their fidelity and obedience. Not only is this principle utterly inimical to the existence of a free State, it is likewise totally opposed to the laws of Nature, by which it may be seen that all men are born free and Equal before their Creator. The obnoxious habit of Mr. Jay and his associates, of flattering themselves with tales of their Noble birth, is a subtle antagonism to the principles upon which our Independence was established, and by that merit, very nearly Treason. The true Whigs of America cannot abide this hideous heresy to our Republic. We contend instead that not Power, but Liberty, is the birthright of every American—and that each inherits equal claim to any of his fellow men, no matter how humble or ineminent his origins. The people cannot, will not, abide an Aristocracy of birth to be established in a republic. It may be therefore expected that the advancing elections should deliver a strong majority for the Whig and Republican interest, as the true friends of the Constitution and the Liberty of their Countrymen.
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« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2018, 08:50:30 pm »

DO NOT BE A PAWN OF THE PLANTER ELITES !
A Warning To The Men Of The South And West, Of This Faction Calling Themselves The "Patriots"

Certain pamphlets, labeled “On the Western Faction,” have been distributed among the people, particularly in the South. These pamphlets are quite confusing — in criticizing the Western Faction, it betrays the author’s clear unfamiliarity with our people and with our concerns. The rank lunacy of the scribbling, indeed, should be enough to steer any clear-thinking man away from this so-called “Patriot” faction.

These “Patriots” criticize us for failing to offer an opinion on the institution of slavery, claiming that it exists in the majority of those constituencies we seek to represent. This assertion, however, betrays their unfamiliarity with our lands. Their party leaders, a Mr. JACKSON and a Mr. GUNN, are both Georgians. Mr. JACKSON, an attorney, and Mr. GUNN, a planter, assume that because slavery is of great concern in Savannah, that the same ought to be true all throughout Georgia.

THESE PATRIOTS ARE NONE OTHER THAN THE EASTERN ELITE


We have offered no opinion on slavery, because slavery is a matter of little concern in much of the West. Grand plantations are the dominions of the East — and in their writings, the yeoman farmer of the Allegheny Mountains sees his concerns ignored. The “Patriots,” in their own literature, reveal that they only offer an outsider’s knowledge on the concerns of the West.

As for their other writings, they are so ludicrously reasoned as to barely merit response. They criticize the Western faction for our skepticism of the Constitution, an instrument which bound the several states together under one central government — then, in three sentences, suggest that we seek to create an all-powerful central government. They feign concern at our attitudes towards France — the nation which, it must be remembered, assisted greatly in liberating our lands from the tyrant King George — and have the gall to suggest that our gratitude for this action is a sign of monarchism!

The idiotic ravings of the so-called “Patriot” faction collapse under their internal contradictions, and any man with clear reason ought to be able to see this faction for what they are: Eastern elites who wish to marshal the good men of the West in service of their cause. Only one faction is led by men of the West, and places Western concerns at the forefront. For the freedom of trade and navigation, for a swift resolution to the Indian menace, and for a free West, the clear choice is the WESTERN FACTION.
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« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2018, 09:33:19 pm »

On Slavery; a response to Mr. Jackson

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« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2018, 09:53:01 pm »

James Gunn's Final Election Speech in Augusta

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« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2018, 10:16:38 pm »

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« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2018, 03:35:22 pm »

The Patriot Star

Vol. IV
May 2nd,1789

Of the formation of Government.

Today I write to the people of the South, expressing the sincere gratitude of the Patriot faction for electing 9 of us into government, and to all those who voted for us, and even those who did not.  Throughout the coming term of the Assembly we shall hold true to our principles of freedom, limited government, opposition to any taxation, and the protection of natural rights for all citizens, as well as keeping the interests of the South in mind at all times.

In addition to my thanks to the Southern people, I wish to discuss James Madison and his attempt at forming a government.  I wish to state that the Patriots cannot support his attempt to become First Secretary, as we have significant differences of opinion with him, as well as our belief that he is not the most capable man to become First Secretary.  However, it is likely that even with our opposition he will be able to form a government, and as such I make this promise to him and his faction, as well as to the people of the South and this whole nation.  Should he form a government, we will work to make sure his government will oppose expansion of federal power, taxation, and any attempt to infringe upon the rights of the individual.  In addition, we will fight against any attempt to diminish the South's interests while in government, and protect it's economic well being throughout the coming term.

All this is not to say that we will blindly oppose good that a possible Republican government would produce.  We would gladly vote for legislation as long as it will benefit the people of the South and the nation as a whole, as well as protect their natural rights.  Our promise is that throughout this term we will be a voice for the South, keeping the Government accountable to the interests of the Southern people, and accountable to the protection and expansion of freedom, liberty, and prosperity. 

I wish Mr. Madison and our nation the best of luck in the coming years, and may god bless the South and the United States of America.



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« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2018, 07:01:18 pm »


From  THURSDAY,   MAY  7,—to  MONDAY,  MAY  11,   1789.


REPORT ON THE LATE ELECTION.
The news is now to be heard from every quarter that the late elections have delivered a pronounced victory for the Whig interest. Everywhere have the people furnished large majorities for honest Whig and Republican candidates, and everywhere the malicious intrigue of the British Tory faction is weighed bootless, yielding up hardly any seats in the National Assembly and none in the Senate. In Massachusetts is the Whig slate victorious in five of the eight constituencies allowed our Commonwealth in the Assembly, and a further sixth is held by a good Republican. Mr. Samuel Adams is himself elected deputy for Middlesex by an astounding majority of the vote there, and John Adams also elected from Boston. Elsewhere, the Republican interest has proved to predominate over the Hamiltonian and British factions, who together garner fewer than twenty of the sixty-five seats in the lower house.
     Considering these facts, the elections then may not be received as any but the most unambiguous and enthusiastic mandates for a Republican administration. It is said that Mr. Madison is like to become first Secretary; in that eventuality he must assuredly depend upon the support of the party of Whigs and Republicans in the National Assembly. While speculation is the idle pastime of fools and recreants, it is the wiser course to regard any name which may emerge as the subject of such rumors with caution, until the truth may be known. Mr. Madison is a young man, and with little experience in the affairs of state—this is not necessarily either good or ill. It is said by our correspondents in Virginia that he is there known as a wise and careful statesman, and we may therefore depend that he will give all due consideration to the advice and direction of older men.
     Whosoever should emerge at the head of the government, however, is will be the duty of all patriotic Americans to lend them their trust and support, until they should show themselves unworthy of it. The late election has been a harrowing affair for our young Country. The spirit of party must not be allowed to rend our Union into permanent, warring factions. The strength of our Union and the preservation of our Liberty demands that all honest citizens act with disinterested hearts to see it that the federal Constitution is established upon no firmer ground than if Washington himself were here to wield the spade. A Republican government, respective of the rights of the States and the Liberty of the people, the guardian of our future Peace and Prosperity, is the fond wish of every Patriot and every true and virtuous man.
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« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2018, 09:21:42 pm »
« Edited: July 02, 2018, 09:53:11 pm by DKrol »

Thoughts on the Proceedings and Outcomes of the National Election
A Pamphlet of the Tories

In April last, the people of these States united came together in a manner never before seen in the modern world. Men of all standings, occupations, and histories cast their ballot papers in the largest singular expression of the collective will of the people perhaps ever in recorded history. This is an event which I believe will be recorded by the greatest historians and thinkers as a defining moment in the course of humanity. Truly the era of the imperial monarch has heard its death knell. The crowned heads of Europe who seek to rule their people against their will and without, as Locke wrote, the consent of the governed - heed the call! No more will be people be oppressed by imperial and oppressive monarchs ruling from on high.

This has always been the message of the men standing as Tories across the nation on the matter of monarchs. Many will not have known that, given the barrage of false attacks and accusations which we were forced to endure during the campaigning for the National election. Had the American people been able to hear our true message and to hear a true expression of our programme for government, then I believe I would be looking to form a Government in President Hancock's name, rather than Mr. Madison. The Tory's message of a strong, safe, united, and prosperous nation appeal to men of all backgrounds and from all corners of the nation.

But the results of these elections were not as we expected or would have wished they were. Myself and Gouverneur Morris are very grateful to have won our districts. Our numbers in Philadelphia are few, but our resolve is strong. We will continue to work to advance the causes for which we campaigned: Creating a strong system of checks and balances within the national government, forming a united national defense force, forging closer ties with the great powers of the world, and ending the great scourge of slavery across the land. These are the bastions on which we Tory men stood in the elections and they are the same bastions on which we Tory men will stand as Delegates in the national assembly.

It is my preference that Mr. Hamilton become First Secretary, rather than Mr. Madison, based on our fundamentally disagreement with Mr. Madison on the size, shape, and purpose of our government. Mr. Hamilton has also expressed a support for ending the practice of slavery, something which myself and the Tories first mentioned in campaign and a Tory policy I am glad he adopted. Should Mr. Hamilton extend an offer to join his party in Government, I would be hard pressed to find a reason to reject the request. For Mr. Madison, the opposite would be true. I do not believe that any Tory Delegate would stand in support of Mr. Madison's effort to form a Government.

In Government or in Opposition, stand firm in the knowledge that the Tories will be an active participant and a vocal advocate for you. Sleep in comfort knowing that the Tories will ensure that the Government - whichever Government is formed - respects the wishes, desires, and best interests of the American people. This is the promise I make to you, the American people, on my honor as a good man of God.

In liberty and with deference to the Almighty Lord, God,
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« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2018, 10:02:24 pm »

The Patriot Star

Vol. V
May 1789

The New Government

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« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2018, 10:20:55 pm »

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« Reply #49 on: July 10, 2018, 06:22:47 pm »

The Patriot Star

Vol. 6
July 1789

Of Rights, Courts, and Revolutions

Today, we the editors of The Patriot Star wish to address the current business of the legislature, as well as a significant event abroad and our opinion on it.  First, we wish to discuss the "Federal Courts Act of 1789."  Our opinion on this legislation is mixed overall, as we do recognize the need to establish a system of federal courts in order to enforce the violation of federal laws, as well as the need to protect the rights in the constitution, or soon to be in the constitution, from violation.  However, we also believe that these courts should be held accountable to the people, and while we are pleased with the amendments to make the court system non-partisan, as well as free from political officeholders, we do believe that the courts should be accountable to the people, for if they are not they could run rampant and make decisions that a vast majority of this nation oppose, and would be able to do so unopposed.  That is why we are backing the actions of First Secretary Madison in forcing his "3/4ths" amendment to a vote, and urge the Assembly to accept the amendment in order to give the people a voice of opposition to the possibility of an erroneous court decision.

Second on the list of legislation would be the Democratic-Republicans proposed amendments to the Constitution, a "Declaration of Rights."  We believe that all the amendments would be guaranteeing the natural rights of citizens of this nation, as well as protecting the rights of the states, and as such these amendments have our full support, and we urge every deputy to vote in favor of them.

Finally, there is the Revolution abroad, in France.  The editors would like to make two statements on this event.  First, we wish to congratulate the French people in the beginnings of overthrowing their oppressive monarchy, and hope that they will join the United States in the establishment of a Republic that is truly responsive to the people, and that an elected body responsive to the people's will shall have control over their government rather than a self-appointed monarch.  The second statement is that the United States, while we should support the French people in spirit in their quest for self-government, we should not involve ourself in any way militarily, and should watch carefully and neutrally what occurs in France in the coming months.

These events have proven one thing, that the coming months will be turbulent for this newborn Nation and the World as a whole, so the editors of this paper wish to offer the following:  May god Bless the South, the United States, and the World with a future full of Freedom, Liberty, and Prosperity.
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