Common-place Book: n. a book in which common-places, or notable or striking passages are noted; a book in which things especially to be remembered or referred to are recorded.
In the first comment, Fr. Jonathan states that, "I should mention, on this sad juxtaposition of the Commemoration of the Beheading of the Forerunner (Julian calendar) and 9/11, that it is sin to foment civil unrest and rebellion, and that this is what is called for when corpulent politicos and suburbanites call for secession and militia-formation. Shame."Interesting concept in light of the fact that our country was founded on rebellion from King George. Were their actions sinful? (Perhaps so.)
Kirk, in answer to your question, I'm inclined to think so. The old addage about the victors getting to write the history books has some application here. Success implies legitimacy, hence American Revolution=good, and Southern Confederacy=bad. It is not as if the American colonists were particularly "oppressed." Actually, it all had to do with taxes--the levying of taxes they weren't in the habit of paying. Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.
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