Article- Was the American Revolution a Just War?

Read this article: http://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/essays/was-the-american-revolution-a-just-war#.VZnkEO_xnAU.facebook

This is a very interesting article that speaks to the traditional Christian understanding of a “just war”. One thing I found interesting was that a Quaker, John Dickinson, was the primary author of “The Declaration on the Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms”. Quakers were known to be pacifist in their orientation to war. And if you have ever seen the HBO miniseries “John Adams” you will understand how surprising it is that he authored it as in the show (and in history) he gives the most resistance to accepting a Declaration of Independence and open war with Britain.

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