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Nobody Remembers the London Company And Savages

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I was reading today that the richest man in congress is Darrel Issa.  Issa reportedly has a net worth of $355.38 million. How did he get so rich? Wall Street. But I happen to like Darrel. And I bet if he had lived back in 19th century England, he might have been one of the investors who put their money in the London Company, which founded the first permanent English colony in America: Jamestown.

In 1609, a few very rich men in London, just got together, formed a company,  and simply——gave themselves some land!

“Our license to make habitation, plantation, and to deduce a colony of sundry of Our people into that part of America commonly called Virginia, and other parts and territories in America, either appertaining unto US, or which are not now actually possessed by an Christian price of people, lying and being all along the seacoast between 34 degrees of northerly latitude from the equinoctial line, and 45 degrees of the same latitude and in the mainland between the same and the islands thereunto adjacent or within 100 miles of the coast thereof.”

Evidently,  they felt free to claim land to be theirs, because there were no Christians living on it.  And they also had good intentions:

“We, greatly commending and graciously accepting of, their desires for the furtherance of so noble a work, which may, by the providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the glory of His Divine Majesty, in propagating of Christian religion to such people as yet live in darkness and miserable ignorance of the true knowledge and worship of God, and my in time bring the infidels and savages living in those parts to human civility and to a settled and quiet government. “Jamestown

Tell me? Doesn’t this sound like the same doctrine that the Muslims practice now?  The Muslims have always gobbled up lands with the very same reasoning’s: Everyone who is not a Muslim is an infidel. They made the churches into Mosques in every town they “took” over.

And yes, the English “took over” America.

It’s always nice to use religion as an excuse to take land isn’t it? Once “god” gave them the idea in the old testament, no man on earth could refuse to use it as a logical reason to steal.

(Boy, I could really get into THIS stuff couldn’t I? LOL!)

The very rich lords of the London company didn’t stop there: they GAVE rights to everybody to just about everything:

“all the lands, soils, grounds, havens, ports, rivers, mines, minerals, woods, waters, marshes, fishing’s, commodities, and …..”

Lawyers have not changed, have they?  And the lawyers said that each colony should have a counsel of 13, who would answer to a colony of 13 in London.  And everybody could have a merry old time, mining and fishing, as long as they paid their…tax..or due.  The rich men expected their “investment” to send profits:

“Yielding therefore to Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, the fifth part only of all the same gold and silver, and the fifteenth part of all the same copper so to be gotten or had, as is aforesaid, without any other manner of profit or account to be given or yielded to Us.”

Wow…only a fifth? We pay half our paycheck to taxes. But these rich guys added one more very important thing to the Charter, probably the most important.perplexed baby

“Our subjects, which shall dwell and inhabit within every or any of the said several colonies and plantations, and every of their children which shall happen to be born within any of the limits and precincts of the said several colonies and plantations, shall have and enjoy all liberties, franchises, and immunities, within any of our other dominions, to all intent and purposes as if they had been abiding and born, within this Our Realm of England , or any of Our said dominions.

So it was in the First Charter of Virginia, in a town named after the King of England, that the citizens were granted the very same rights of the mother country.

This was in 1606. By 1776, we were fighting with the mother country for the same rights promised in the first Charter of Virginia. Somewhere the “we just want a fifth” became, “we want to tax paper, tea, and you can’t own land, or do anything on that land…”

The rich men of London company were pretty nice guys, and they started a great migration by investing their own money.

So, that brings us back to the rich men in our Congress

Where do THEIR investments go? And why do they not give us, their ‘subjects’  the same liberties as we had in the First Charter of Virginia?

And shouldn’t it be about time they start investing in colonies on the Moon?

What? You say there are no savages there? What? No fun?

September 27, 2013 - Posted by | American History, Uncategorized | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Ahhh…. but…. we have to acknowledge and recognise an important matter. An Englishman can live wherever he damn well pleases. After all, God is an Englishman. (OK, he did have a Son who was an Arab chappie, but every family has its strange quirks). This liberty is available to durn furriners on sufferance by Grace and favour.

    As for taxes, the colonists and their sponsors has a clutch of Members of Parliament at their beck and call. The Taxation always had representation.

    And of course the investors were that small group of rich buggers only at the start. Like all ‘investment banks’ of the day, subscription was open to all (The Dutch model) and the rich were soon the minority, with shoe-makers, carpenters, farmers and fishwives all having a stake.

    The events of 1776 amounted to a ‘Theft’ of massive proportion. One may well criticise the ‘theft’ of the land from the ‘savages’ by the English, but there is hardly an American complaint that can escape a charge of hypocricy.

    It is fortunate that the Guilt of the sins of ones fathers (and mothers) on both sides of the Atlantic cannot be passed on to their children. But the Consequences can, and are. We have inherited a damned mess.

    Just think what could have been.

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    Comment by Amfortas | September 27, 2013 | Reply


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