Sunday, December 11, 2011
by Daniel Brouse
Are there any parallels between the creation of Pennsylvania, the American Revolutionary War and the Occupy Wall Street Movement? Yes. It is quite interesting how the Quakers have been involved in all three movements.
As a Quaker in England, William Penn had been arrested six times for speaking out. In 1681, William requested a charter to start an American Colony for a "Holy Experiment". In honor of William's father, the King granted the land known as the Forests of Penn -- Pennsylvania.