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Learning From History…The Sedition Act / Blood of Patriots

June 12, 2011
Debbie Lewis
6/6/2011

A hero to many, Federalist John Adams was considered a significant Founding Father and was also the new country’s second President.  Having fought for our freedoms and participated in the forming of our new nation, a few of the things he did after taking office should significantly offend all liberty loving Americans.

Brought to light in the newly released film, Blood of Patriots, in 1798, just seven years after the ratification of the Bill of Rights, Adams signed into law the egregious Alien and Sedition Acts.  For some, this set of laws was seen as protection from people living in the US from countries with which the US was possibly heading to war.  For others, it was a stab at the very freedoms they held so dear.  “It is unfathomable that only seven years after the Bill of Rights was ratified, a President of the United States would act in such an irrational manner,” states Gary Franchi, the film’s associate Producer.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. June 12, 2011 6:14 pm

    Well, Congress did a good job of discrediting itself with that Netanyahu Caper.
    They nearly came under the Alien and Sediton Act by applauding an Alien bad mouthing our Nation and its President in our own house. Republican or Democrats that is something I will not stand silent before an Alien putting down this nation in our country. Nor to me when I go abroad.
    So, how did Adam cover that Part. But we the people can. Ironic that Adam should enact laws to protect the government from the people but no action against Sedition by members of the govenrmentZ??????

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