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Called Unto Liberty, John Wesley: 1775, Founding Era Sermons John Wesley (1703-1791). Like his younger brother Charles, the founder of Methodism John Wesley was born...
John Wesley's "Calm Address to Our American Colonies" defended British oppression of the colonies, including taxation without representation.
“If a British Parliament,” said they, “in which we are unrepresented, and over which we have no control, can take from us any part of our property, by direct taxation, they may take as much as they please, and we have no security for any thing, that remains, but a forbearance on their part, less likely to be exercised in our favour, as they lighten themselves of the burthens of government, in the same proportion, that they impose them on us.” - Ramsay, History of the American Revolution