Posted by Bill R on July 18, 2000 at 14:45:12:
In Reply to: Re: History Lesson - to Bill Rooks posted by Vita on July 18, 2000 at 09:29:48:
: HI THERE, BILL!
: I like your post,
: especially this paragraph: " Many came "from the King's sovereign land" because they had been indentured and transported due to debts and taxes in England.
: : A simple infraction of civil law, if you were poor, could result in you and your entire family being put on a ship and sold into indenture in America. Many others came because they were oppressed in some way or dispossessed by the English - Scots and Irish particularly. When they finally gained their freedom after years of servitude, they were understandably reluctant to accept the same treatment in the new land."
: Yep, this is it, OUR BOARD, interesting stuff going on. If you have the time, check out mine, too, since you happen to own The Horseman, as well.
: I love 'what ifs', and it is mind-expanding to think 'what if the English rule had continued.' Also, we can say, 'what if German had been the dominant tongue,' for as you know, when the Constitution was being authored and then English was declared to be the main language... the initial debate had included favoring German.
: Neither the Brits, nor the Germans, nor, hey, gotta say this: The Turks (there is as much anti-Turkish propaganda here today as there was anti-American propaganda in Turkey)...
: I love the Turks. Also the Germans and Austrians. You know why, this is not only book-knowledge but based on personal history. In other words I saw plenty kindness from Turks, and more so from Austrians than Germans.... hmmm.... do have a chip on my shoulders re. Albanians, though... ahhh but this is a sore spot in my heart!!!
: Anyhow, Bill Rooks, cheers to your:
: English too, but AMERICAN by birth, choice, and grace of God.
: Warm regards.
Hi there Vita. Ya know, sweetie, if'n you keep on flattering us poor men folk this-away, you are gonna be drowned in rum, port, peach brandy, ale, TEQUILA and other good drink!!!!! You'll be downright stinko from all the men folk wanting to stand you a round or two!
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