AMERICANS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO “BELIEVE” THEY ARE FREE
AMERICA REMAINS A BRITISH COLONY
A HISTORY LESSON FOR THE 4TH OF JULY
Nancy B. Detweiler
For the last 237 yrs., Americans have believed themselves to be citizens of a free country.
But are we?
It is time to find out.
James Montgomery’s thoroughly researched article presents compelling evidence to the contrary. Before jumping to conclusions, I suggest Americans who truly desire to know truth study this article: “The United States Is Still A British Colony.”
One individual suggested, “All you have to do is read the Treaty of Paris 1783.
His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and independent states, that he treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs, and successors, relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety, and territorial rights of the same and every part thereof.
Legal documents are worded very carefully. Montgomery quotes additional information that appears contradictory to the assumption we have made that America won its complete independence from England.
Consider these quotes and decide for yourself their implications regarding America as a free, independent nation.
In May 1775, George Washington—our soon-to-be-1st President—stated: “If you ever hear of me joining in any such measure (as separation from Great Britain), you have my leave to set me down for everything wicked.” He also said, “It is not the wish or interest of the government (meaning Massachusetts), or of any other upon this continent, separately or collectively, to set up for independence.” —Ingersoll, North American Review, CLV. No 2, August, 1892, p. 183, also quote in Sources of the Constitution of the United States, c. Ellis Stevens, 1927, page 36.
In a speech by Sir Edmund Burke before the British House of Commons on March 22, 1775, we see more of what must be the between the lines meaning of The Treaty of Paris 1783.
“The people heard, indeed, from the beginning of these disputes, one thing continually dinned in their ears, that reason and justice demanded that the Americans, who paid no taxes, should be compelled to contribute…. Their wealth was considered as our wealth. Whatever money was sent out to them, it was said, came back to us by the balance of trade, and we never became a farthing the poorer by any expense which we could lay out to them. They were our own in every respect, and it was an expense laid out upon the improvement of our own property and for the profitable employment of our own people.” –Burke on Conciliation With the Colonies, March 22, 1775, pages 71, 72, published by Allyn & Bacon.
******** “Our forefathers were, first and foremost, administrators for the king and his holdings, so as to keep their grants and fee simple titles to their own land holdings in America and Britain.” –James Montgomery
Continuing Burke on Conciliation With the Colonies: “For that service—for all service, whether of revenue, trade, or empire—my trust is in her interest in the British Constitution. My hold of the Colonies is in the close affection which grows from common names, from kindred blood, from similar privileges, and equal protection. They are ties which though light as air, are as strong as links of iron. Let the Colonists always keep the idea of their civil rights associated with your government, they will cling and grapple with you, and no force under heaven will be of power to tear them from their allegiance.”
“Let us get an American revenue as we have got us an American empire. English privileges have made it all that it is, English privileges alone will make it all it can be.” –Sir Edmund Burke
Americans have been allowed “to believe they are sovereigns [free], owning their land through allodial title.
The melody of “God Save the Queen” is the same melody as “My Country Tis of Thee.”
I wonder about the subliminal messages that Americans receive as we sing one of our patriotic songs. Surely these messages include allegiance to both the Queen and to America.