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Originally posted by kozmo
Originally posted by The Empty Skies
I find it curious that we have Americans coming in here to bash our national holiday. Perhaps when it's Thanksgiving Day we should come into your threads and start reminding you of how your country is founded upon lies and the slaughter of thousands of natives. Of course it would be wrong and disrespectful to do that, so just remember: "those who live in glass houses should not throw stones."
Non-Americans do that regularly! Especially around the 4th of July. It doesn't bother me the least bit.
I'm happy for your holiday. I'm unhappy that it is a worship-fest for a human being. I guess I'm just not into idolotry or worshipping anyone or anything other than God.
Invasion of England William at first opposed the prospect of invasion, but most historians now agree that he began to assemble an expeditionary force in April 1688, as it became increasingly clear that France would remain occupied by campaigns in Germany and Italy, and thus unable to mount an attack while William's troops would be occupied in Britain. Believing that the English people would not react well to a foreign invader, he demanded in a letter to Rear-Admiral Arthur Herbert that the most eminent English Protestants first invite him to invade. In June, James's wife, Mary of Modena, bore a son (James Francis Edward Stuart), who displaced William's wife to become first in the line of succession. Public anger also increased because of the trial of seven bishops who had publicly opposed James's Declaration of Indulgence granting religious liberty to his subjects, a policy which appeared to threaten the establishment of the Anglican Church. On 30 June 1688—the same day the bishops were acquitted—a group of political figures known afterward as the "Immortal Seven", sent William a formal invitation. William's intentions to invade were public knowledge by September 1688. With a Dutch army, William landed at Brixham in southwest England on 5 November 1688. He came ashore from the ship Brill, proclaiming "the liberties of England and the Protestant religion I will maintain". William had come ashore with approximately 11,000-foot and 4,000 horse soldiers. James's support began to dissolve almost immediately upon William's arrival; Protestant officers defected from the English army (the most notable of whom was Lord Churchill of Eyemouth, James's most able commander), and influential noblemen across the country declared their support for the invader.
we have been taken over many times but have embraced the new culture which every conqueror has brought