On this day in History

Today’s October 31st and that means everyone’s focused on Halloween. But something else so very important happened today integral in the advancement of individual freedom and classical liberalism — not this post-modern progressive Marxist/socialist crap. It was on this day, October 31st, in 1517 an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenburg, Germany. Luther began what was to be known as the Protestant Reformation. He was declared a heretic, and Emperor Charles V ordered Luther apprehended and imprisoned, with possible death sentence, for not submitting to the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Leo X. Luther was protected and safeguarded by one Prince Frederick the Wise, Elector of Saxony. Luther died in 1546, and that year Charles V made an agreement with Pope Paul III to crush the Reformation.
In 1550, one German town refused to acquiesce, the city of Magdeburg. In October 1550, the pastors there wrote what came to be known as the Magdeburg Confession. That document’s been translated from Latin and upon reading it, you’ll see it provided a blueprint for the Declaration of Independence. Thank God for Martin Luther and the pastors of that one German city, Magdeburg, who held out against tyranny and taught the western world individuals can be free. And that, folks, is the ultimate treat to share with future generations!
-David via email

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7 Responses to On this day in History

  1. Doug says:

    A good day, a very good day.
    That is some great stuff Kenny.
    You can never learn about too many revolutionary’s who believe in Liberty.

  2. "Greg" says:

    You should write a book! With that being said – you’ve already written a fair amount of it, here on your blog! I have enjoyed reading everything you have written so far. The “good morning” posts and other assorted pics are entertaining too!

  3. Timbo says:

    If you listen to even one of Dan Carlin’s “Extreme History” podcasts, then make it “prophets of doom”!
    It’s starts out with what you just posted, and goes on to tell a tale that is so crazy, it’s hard to believe it actually happened!

    • ignore amos says:

      I listened to the first one I came to. “King of Kings” 3&1/2 hours and worth every second. Thanks for steering me to this, great stuff.

  4. ignore amos says:

    Thanks for all the information. I’m going to read up.

  5. fritz says:

    True,
    But martin luther also betrayed the peasants revolt in favor of the princes, and over a hundred thousand people died because of it. DID you KNOW THAT?

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