The blog has been quiet as all of us here at Colonial Quills are dealing with various real-life issues, but a dear friend shared a thought worth sharing--and expounding upon.
It's interesting to think that as a nation, we have always been divided. The Revolutionary War [where we had patriots] versus those loyal to the crown ( I learned this from your stories), the Civil War, and it goes on and on and here we are. ... our division is nothing new. 😒
She's so right. From the very beginnings of what we know as our country--Native people was set against Native people, the Spanish against the French and the English, and certainly what we know of the various attempts at English settlements (to where America traditionally traces her earliest start), division was endemic. Simon Fernandes dumping the 1587 colonists in a location they did not choose, the colonists as one against their own governor (even though that was to send him back to England in an attempt to appeal for the sake of the colony) ... and Jamestown! So much bickering amongst the leadership, even those who all professed to be fervent Christians.
Occasionally, for five minutes at a time, they'd come together and pray and agree that they were there for a common cause, but then division would rear its ugly head again.
Fast-forward to the American Revolution.