Joyanna Adams

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King George III–Barack Hussein Obama: What’s the difference?

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Some may say in history, (amfortas!) that America should NEVER have left England. So, why did this happen? It’s pretty obvious…England lost America because of King George III.G W war

Let’s go back to the glory of England, before the revolutionary war, shall we?

King George II, was by all accounts, a pretty good King.  He was a sensible man by all accounts.

And then, war came.  George Washington basically kicked off the world war, known as the Seven Years War (1756-63) by attacking the French near Pittsburgh. (Wow, ONLY seven years?)

“The volley fired by a young Virginian in the backwoods of America set the world on fire.” Horace Walpole

The war between the French and the English raged in North America, in Central and South America, in the Caribbean and in India and the East AND in Europe…it was King George II, who stepped up to the plate. This was the final conflict between England and France for the United States.seven years war

Of course, England had the advantage by sheer population here. The French were scattered, into Canada, and the region of the Great Lakes, and thinly throughout the center of the country, where  they claimed to have the whole Mississippi basin.

It was the fear of France which bound the Americans together. The French taxed heavily, and were Catholics, which did not practice tolerance at the time. The Catholic Church was NOT popular in colonial America.

So the British won that war.  Thanks to a William Pitt, whose armies conquered Quebec.

In 1763, in the Peace of Paris, there was a treaty signed.  Britain had defeated the French, but at the time, they didn’t think America was so important.

BIG mistake.

They spent most of the peace process arguing over the Caribbean sugar island, which made them ready cash. Britain seize St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Tobago, Dominica, St. Lucia, but then thought again, and handed BACK Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia..  The French surrendered the whole of Canada, Nova Scotia, and the Ohio Valley.

Britain handed Cuba and Manila BACK to Spain. (Another BIG mistake.) Yes, those islands once belonged to Britain. France gave Spain all of Louisiana to compensate it for the losses in Florida to Britain.

More American territory changed hands in this settlement than in any other international treaty before or since.

Suddenly, Britain had it all…it had the largest empire since Roman times— larger really, in terms of territory.King George III

George the II had done well.

But then came…George the III. He was “young, self confidant, ignorant, opinionated, inflexible”  and most of all, he employed second-rate men to manage a corrupt House of commons.

He placed the most incompetent men throughout his empire.

Among his bad picks were : The Earl of Bute, George Grenville, the Marquee of Rockingham, the Duke of Grafton, and Lord North.

Unfortunately  for England, the colonies had one of the most remarkable  group of men in history to lead them. At times, they were genius. They were sensible, broad-minded, courageous, well-educated, mature and long sighted

Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, and Adams. The group as a whole was more formidable than the sum of its part.

In the words of British historian Paul Johnson

“Great events in history are determined by all kinds of factors, but the most important single on is always the quality of the people in charge: and never was this principle more convincingly demonstrated than in the struggle for American independence.”

To sum it up: Leaders can make or break a country…Hitler being the best example. Churchill saved England. We had Eisenhower in WWII. Great leaders make all the difference in the world, and history proves that again and again.

Yes, before the revolutionary war– England had it all, but King George III was much like Obama.

He blew it.

If we think about anything this weekend, we should remember, that only great leaders can make a country, and since we are being warned that an ISIS attack is bound to happen this weekend, Americans all know…Obama has left us totally opened for attack.

He IS our…King George III.King George III Obama

So, let’s put the blame where blame is due: It was King George III that lost America, in 1776, but to make amfortas feel better, in 2015, it will be Barack Hussein Obama.

 

July 3, 2015 - Posted by | History, Uncategorized |

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