Whiskey 221 ~ October 1794, Part 2 of 3
The Whiskey Rebellion 1791-94
Our word “innocent” is derived from Latin; the prefix in (not) is attached to nocere (to hurt) creating the meaning not to hurt, or innocent.
Maximilien Robespierre built a political career as a French leader before and during the Reign of Terror. He got caught up in the terror himself; after having disposed of adversaries with the guillotine, the ones still left finally turned the blade on Robespierre, 28 July 1794.
Domestic tranquility is a goal found in the Preamble of our Constitution; not to hurt (innocence) is the means.
Next Up: The finale of Whiskey221, Saturday 24 October, with a highlight on our American Republic, representation and whiskey rebels.
Posted by Bryan W. Brickner