article by Don Cooley, AKA dbciii Grumpy Old Man @frogcycle on Twitter
"Don't fire unless fired upon, but
if they mean to have a
war, let it begin here."
Captain John Parker, Lexington Green, April 18, 1775
Our forefathers did not want war but
they refused to be subjugated by an autocrat
"I know not what
course others may take;
but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
- Patrick Henry
They were willing to die for it
"I only regret
that I have but
one life to lose for my country."
- Nathan Hale's last words before he
was hanged for spying on British troops.
He was willing to die for the
cause of liberty from a despot
Many died fighting for what was to become the Great Experiment