“The principal matter recommended by the faction in New England, was an union of the congregational and presbyterian interests, throughout the Colonies…Thus the Presbyterians in the southern Colonies, who, while unconnected in their several congregations, were raised into weight and consequence; and a dangerous combination of men, whose principles of religion and polity were equally averse to those of the established Church and Government, was formed.” – Joseph Galloway, Loyalist, Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly
-Charles Carroll was born in September 1737 in Maryland to Charles Carroll and Elizabeth Brooke.
-At a young age Carroll received his education from the Bohemia Mano and at the age of eleven, was sent to France to finish his education on at the College of Omer. He graduated in 1755. He stayed in Europe and studied law before returning to Maryland in 1765.
If there was one element of a democratic society that Madison feared the most was the potential for violent factions, which would drive American society primarily on the basis of passions unrestrained by reason and a veneration for the rights and views of others. As James Madison described, “By a faction I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority and a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or interest, adverse to the right of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.” Continue reading “The Framers and Associations: The Right to Assemble”
Imagine having to swim 3.4 miles through shark infested waters while towing a badly burned buddy and suffering from a ruptured spinal disc. Sounds like something from a video game, huh? Believe it or not, president John F. Kennedy did just that and more. Some of you may have heard that Kennedy was a Lieutenant in World War 2 before becoming president. What might not have heard is that Kennedy personally saved 11 men from death. Here’s the story.