American Revolution and Freemasonry
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(01-26-2012, 10:32 PM)Someone1776 Wrote:
(01-26-2012, 10:29 PM)DJR Wrote:
(01-26-2012, 10:21 PM)Someone1776 Wrote:
(01-26-2012, 10:12 PM)DJR Wrote: The Declaration of Independence is an anti-Catholic document.  It specifically references the pope and the Quebec Act and attacks both.
Can you show me the part where the Pope and Catholicism is specifically mentioned? 

I didn't say it "specifically mentions" them; I said it "specifically references" them, which is a different concept

The Quebec Act, the pope, and the Church are referenced in the following clause, aimed at King George:

"He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws, giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation."
How is complaining the lack of an elected legislature and the English legal system in Quebec an attack on the Pope and Catholicism? 

The "jursidiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws" is a reference to the Catholic Church.  The Quebec Act emancipated Catholics, permitted Jesuits to return to Quebec, allowed Catholics to participate in governance of the province, et cetera. 
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Re: American Revolution and Freemasonry - by DJR - 01-26-2012, 10:12 PM
Re: American Revolution and Freemasonry - by DJR - 01-26-2012, 10:29 PM
Re: American Revolution and Freemasonry - by DJR - 01-26-2012, 10:38 PM
Re: American Revolution and Freemasonry - by DJR - 01-26-2012, 10:44 PM
Re: American Revolution and Freemasonry - by DJR - 01-26-2012, 10:54 PM
Re: American Revolution and Freemasonry - by DJR - 01-26-2012, 11:22 PM
Re: American Revolution and Freemasonry - by maso - 01-27-2012, 12:10 PM
Re: American Revolution and Freemasonry - by maso - 01-27-2012, 05:17 PM



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