On Liberty

By |2019-10-08T16:25:39-05:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: American Founding, History, Liberty|

Editor’s Note: In 1645, John Winthrop, the deputy-governor of Massachusetts, was impeached for interfering in a local militia election. Following his acquittal, Winthrop delivered a short speech, “On Liberty,” which is reproduced below. Please note that spelling and punctuation have been modernized for the sake of clarity and convenience to the reader. I suppose [...]