Subject: How Roger Williams Started a Free Society

How Roger Williams and his big mouth started a grand experiment in free thought, free speech, and government by the people.
THE DAILY BELL
View this email online if it doesn't display correctly
How Roger Williams Started a Free Society
By Joe Jarvis - May 31, 2018

Formation of a Radical

Kings never impressed him. And Roger Williams was exposed to Kings from early in his life.

As a youth, he worked for Sir Edward Coke, who was a lawyer, judge, and held other similar political posts in 17th century England. Williams accompanied him daily into the chambers of Parliament and other Councils.

Coke trailblazed many decent government policies for the time. One was that a man’s home is his castle. This helped set the tone for individual rights in England, even against royal opposition. It was Ye Olde Stand Your Ground.

Williams would later take this foundation and build on it. He didn’t believe that the power of Kings truly came from God. Rather, political power derives from the people. The point of government, to Williams, was to organize society for the best interests of individuals so they could pursue their own path, especially when it came to religion.

LikeTwitterForward
The Daily Bell, P.O. Box 9 4629 Forsyth St., Bagdad, FL 32530, United States
You may unsubscribe or change your contact details at any time.