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the origin and safeguard of our constitutional liberties

2 minuten leestijd

Calvinism and

6/0

[Oct.

borrowed from Holy Writ, it made no was Grotius' system not to locate the point

his demonstration, difference.

It

of departure for his revolutiojiary idea in the the social disposition of man.

ists in

soon

and

followers,

France,

of the rights of erties, cut

man

but

faith,

in

In this the Deists were his

the school of the Encycloped-

after,

And thus was born man which tried to

dogma

the doctrine, the

graft the Calvinistic lib-

from their natural root, into the wild trunk of hu-

self-sufficiency

and caprice.

Striking was the imitation

of the structure above ground, but in the fundamentals was

hidden the antithesis.

In Calvinism

recognized the sov-

is

ereignty of God, the sinfulness of man, and the claims of a stern morality; and in the clubs of the Parisian

September

heroes God's sovereignty was superseded by the doctrine of the sovereignty of self

and unchained

Man was

flattered in his self-esteem,

his unholiest passions.

This movement set France, and presently

on

fire.

state,

And

after the first wild

home,

his

The

were turned upside down.

society and

broke loose.

Europe,

all

Man and

Whatever stood, toppled over.

rabble

song of unbounded

re-

venge was over, Robespierre's terrorism and then Napoleon's grasp made the nations

feel

what becomes of the

the people, which has been declared sovereign,

liberty of

when

faith

and niagistratus infcriorcs are wanting. But under the animating leaderships of the Pitts and the Steins, Europe raised herself from so great humiliation. As said above, there is no

room

in

Europe

for Asiatic

despoti^m, but there

yet for the African-Timbuctoo-blood

thirst.

is less

The

room

frenzy of

the Septembrists was checked, and from the battle-field at

Leipzig was raised the cry of salvation.

A

had come upon the kings and the great ones well as

upon our

patricians and rulers

;

just

the blood and tears

of downtrodden nations found their sera vindicta

Revolution

;

judgment

in the earth as

the honor of liberty was saved.

in the

With

French

its

per-

petrators remains the guilt of the sinful principle of this rev-

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