I’m really just calling attention to his strange infusion of American origins and the Presbyterians. Note as well how the modern secessionist movement group, The League of the South, are likewise themselves connected to the Presbyterians. Note, I’m not saying all Presbyterians are bad. There are some I rather like. Um, not like like, but like like in the way you like — oh never mind.
Anyway, just wanted to highlight this coincidence on my Facebook news feed as well as highlight how this one particular denomination helped shaped early America.
- Six Degrees of John Witherspoon (thewhatsforlunchblog.wordpress.com)
- Happy Independence Day! (returnoftheconservatives.wordpress.com)
- What Happened to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence? (drtimwhite.com)
- From Logos, John Knox Witherspoon was a Presbyterian minister, a president of what is now Princeton University, and a signer of the US Declaration of Independence. As a politician, he was a staunch nationalist and republican; as a minister, he was an evangelical opponent of the Moderate Party of the Church of Scotland. In 1768, he became the sixth president of The College of New Jersey at Princeton, where he focused on reforming the school to better train Presbyterian ministers and the future Protestant leaders of the nation. ↩