The Presidents Code – 1820 Election
During James Monroe’s first term in office the ‘Era of Good Feelings’ was established in which the Federalist party faded away and left the Democratic-Republican party as the sole party of the nation. As a result, Monroe ran unopposed by the opposing party in the 1820 election, the last time this would ever happen.
Monroe won all but one electoral vote by William Plumer of New Hampshire. Plumer voted for John Quincy Adams, despite Adams not running, considering Monroe incompetent. Later, it was said that Plumer cast his dissenting vote so that George Washington would be the only man to have ever won an unanimous election.
Plumer’s name meaning is interesting in light of Monroe’s parable in the Presidents Code.
Monroe’s name meaning displays the theme of the warfare between the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent spoken of in Genesis 3:15.
William comes from the Germanic name ‘Willahelm’ which is a combination of the words ‘wil’ meaning desire or will and ‘helm’ meaning helmet or protection.
Plumer comes from the Olde French word ‘plumier’ which meant a dealer in plumes or feathers. In Hebrew, the word for feather is נוצה ‘notsah’ which comes from the root word נץ ‘nets’ which literally depicts the sparkling colors which come off of metal when the metal is struck. The words which comes from this root depict this “spark” theme, including the “sparkling” feathers of a bird and a number of Hebrew words which have the meaning of quarrel and strife.
This name points to the desire of Adam to be protected from the quarrel and strife of the war between mankind and the serpent of old. This protection would come from the Seed of the woman, Jesus Christ (Galatians 3:16).
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