Oklahoma Capitol Speech Notes
King Cyrus’s Cylinder
- King Cyrus of the Persian Empire conquered Babylon 539 BCE.
- King Cyrus’s Cylinder was created about a year later in 538 BCE. It was originally written in Akkadian Cuneiform.
- I announce that I will respect the traditions, customs, and religions of the nations of my empire.
- Never let any of my governors and subordinates look down on or insult them.
- I will impose my Monarchy on no nation.
- I am King of Iran, Babylon, and the Nations of the 4 directions, I will never let anyone oppress any others, and if it occurs, I will take his or her right back and penalize the oppressor.
- I prevent unpaid, forced labor.
- Today I announce that everyone is free to choose a religion.
- I prevent slavery and my governors and subordinates are obliged to prohibit exchanging men and women as slaves within their ruling domains.
- (Book of Ezra) 4 When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were buildinga temple for the Lord, the God of Israel, 2 they came to Zerubbabel and to the heads of the families and said, “Let us help you build because, like you, we seek your God and have been sacrificing to him since the time of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us here.”
- 3 But Zerubbabel, Joshua and the rest of the heads of the families of Israel answered, “You have no part with us in building a temple to our God. We alone will build it for theLord, the God of Israel, as King Cyrus, the king of Persia, commanded us.”
- 4 Then the peoples around them set out to discourage the people of Judah and make them afraid to go on building.[a]5 They bribed officials to work against them and frustrate their plans during the entire reign of Cyrus king of Persia and down to the reign of Darius king of Persia.
- Gayanashagowa aka Great Law of Peace, is the Iroquois Constitution. Believed to be part of the Iroquois Confederacy, which is estimated to be have occurred in 1451 ACE.
- Started as the 5 Nations and became 6 Nations in 1722 by the addition of the Tuscarora: Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora.
- The main ideals that this 117 article document impart are quite profane for the European culture of the time, and it was due to the 1744 Treaty of Lancaster that the colonists even learn of this constitution. It was Ben Franklin who circulated copies the treaty which had the Iroquois Constitution within.
- This document grants: Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion.
- It also recognizes women’s rights to participate in government.
- This constitution also creates the Separation of Power and includes Checks and Balances within the government.
- This document also emphasizes the power of Reason to assure righteousness, Justice, and Health.
- It also promotes peace through the exercise of reason, not war.
- Thomas Paine was born on January 29, 1737 and he died June 8, 1809.
- Ben Franklin helped Thomas Paine to move to the British Colonies from England in 1774. I’d also like to point out the timing of the year 1744.
- Thomas Paine publishes the pamphlet that changed history for the United States, Common Sense in 1776. This was the same year the US wrote and sent the Declaration of Independence.
- (Quotes from Common Sense) “One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion.”
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense (Point out that the Persian animal symbol is the Lion)
- “From the errors of other nations, let us learn wisdom,”
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense
- “Common sense will tell us, that
the power which hath endeavoured to subdue us, is of all others, the
most improper to defend us.”
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense (Make reference to the Catholic Church using religion to defend their moral constructs to subdue us.)
- “The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Many circumstances have, and will arise, which are not local, but universal,”
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense
- Common Sensewas so influential that John Adams said, “Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain.”
- Thomas Paine then moved to France in 1790’s where he involved himself in the French Revolution.
- In 1791 Thomas Paine wrote Rights of Man, and in 1793-1794 he wrote The Age of Reason while imprisoned in France.
- It appears that President Monroe wanted to get his hands on The Age of Reason, because in 1794 Monroe negotiated Thomas Paine’s release. Paine returns to the US in 1802
- Due to Thomas Paine’s view of Christianity, he only had 6 people attend his funeral in 1809. The US hero and motivator was dishonored in death even though the US was founded with religious freedom. This paves the way of how Christianity maintained a heavy strong hold of enslaving the minds’ of a free nation. Fought the Monarch of England to be taken over by dead monarch that never existed.
- Ben Franklin was born January 17, 1706 and died April 17, 1790.
- In 1728, Ben Franklin help start and became the editor of the Pennsylvania Chronicle. This newspaper used revolutionary rederic and critized Britain’s Politics.
- Ben Franklin was initiated into the Freemasons in 1731. In 1734 Ben Franklin became Grand Master after he published a reprint of James Anderson’s, Constitutions of the Free-Mason. Ben Franklin was a Mason till he died 1790.
- Franklin also helped established the University of Pennsylvania in 1740.
- From 1757 t0 1775, Ben Franklin traveled around Europe meeting many types of people. He did spend a large amount of time working on his scientific pursuits. He also learned how to oppose European Government while he was there.
- Ben Franklin attended meetings in 1758, while visiting London. (Membership is unknown because of record burning in 1774. The timing of this is around the same Franklin sends Thomas Paine to the Colonies. Thus removing evidence that could destroy Franklin’s reputation and the upcoming revolution.)
- Club Motto was “Do what thou wilt.” This was the life philosophy of Francois Rabelais’s fictional abby at Theleme, later stolen by Aleistar Crowley.
- It was a satirical “Gentleman’s Club,” that ridiculed religion. They were a part of the blasphemy trend that started in England in 1718.
- The club did not partake in Devil Worship, but members called themselves devils. It was a club to critise religion. They eat lavish meals with blasphemous names and orgiastic rituals. These activities were done to mock religion in general.