Whiskey Rebellion Shows Contempt Constitution Had For Regular Folks
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “Wythe Holt wrote a paper a few years back titled “The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794: A Democratic Working-Class Insurrection.” I want to share just some of the introductory pieces of this. I think you’re about to hear some things that you had never heard before, were unprepared to hear, and you may have to digest and meditate upon.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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Mike: Wythe Holt wrote a paper a few years back titled “The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794: A Democratic Working-Class Insurrection.” I want to share just some of the introductory pieces of this. I think you’re about to hear some things that you had never heard before, were unprepared to hear, and you may have to digest and meditate upon. Or don’t take my word for it. Please don’t ever take my word for it. Do your own research. I am not here to babysit anyone. I’m not here to indoctrinate anyone. I’m only here looking for the Truth. Here’s part of what Wythe Holt wrote in this essay paper about the Whiskey Rebellion.
Mainstream historians have either forgotten it, or have recalled it in a nostalgia and sanitized fashion. The most recent installment of this latter genre is Thomas P. Slaughter’s The Whiskey Rebellion.
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Getting back to the concept here that is being promoted by Mr. Wythe and runs concurrent throughout Liberty, the God That Failed, is also personified again in Shays’ Rebellion. For those of you that don’t know — I’d be fascinated to hear if we actually have a listener that lives in Pelham, Massachusetts, hometown of Daniel Shays. Daniel Shays was a decorated war hero, decorated by General Washington himself, relied upon at the Battle of Saratoga by Washington. As a matter of fact, Shays was so good at Saratoga that the Marquis de Lafayette, after the conclusion of the Battle of Saratoga, he was so impressed with Shays, his military acumen and his bravery that he gave him his battle sword. Lafayette gave Shays his battle sword.
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How many of you know what happened to Daniel Shays’ battle sword? [mocking] “Mike, why do I care about this stuff?” That’s what I thought you’d say. Let me tell you what happened to Shays’ battle sword. This is in The Fame of Our Fathers; you’ll learn this. When Governor Bowdoin of Taxachusetts, one of those elites that Mr. Wythe is writing about, in concert with John Hancock, decided that they needed to pay some of the war debts back. Guess who they decided to tax? No, not wealthy merchants in Boston, not the elites of Boston like the Adams Family (of course, Adams was in France at the time) and others. No, western farmers, the farmers of Pelham, Mass. Not only did they tax them, they taxed them almost into starvation. Shays had to sell, to a prospector, the sword that Lafayette gave him to pay taxes that became necessary to be paid as a result of the revolution that Shays himself had fought and bled in to earn the sword in the first place.
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