The Redcoats arrived at Lexington, Massachusetts in the early dawn of April 19, 1775. Captain John Parker and his band of minutemen faced them on the village green. “Don’t fire unless fired on,” Parker commanded, “but if they mean to have war, let it begin here.” No one knows who fired the first shot but eight colonialists were killed and ten were wounded. One British soldier was wounded.
After the clash at Lexington, the British continued on to Concord, six miles beyond, intent on destroying the armory there. They were met at Concord Bridge by the militia. The militia was pushed back and the armory was destroyed. On the return trip to Boston, the British were confronted by hundreds of Americans who fired at the British from all sides. The British, led by Lt. Colonel Francis Smith, in retreat, eventually made it back to Charles Town near Boston. The British suffered 273 casualties and the Americans, 95.
And so began our War for Independence.
Today, 237 years later, we find ourselves in much the same situation as our founding fathers did. The international elitist insurgents have eaten out our substance and now seek to enslave us. Like our founding fathers before us, we have run out of options. Our enemy has laid down the gauntlet and we must resolve ourselves to the mantra of “Death before slavery.”
Our first Revolution began when the British came to disarm our forefathers. As you are reading this article the reality of martial law is as real today as it was back in 1775. We now once again have taxation without representation, courts of admiralty, military arrests, arbitrary prosecution, and the absolute assertion of an illegitimate government that we the people of the United States are no longer in possession of our God-given freedoms and liberties.
Thomas Jefferson – 1787
God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.
We have had 13 states independent 11 years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?
Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
People, it is time!
God bless the Republic, death to the international corporate mafia, we shall prevail.
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True patriots will this day throw off the shackles of corporate mind numbing propaganda TV and begin to find out for themselves the lengths to which we have been subjugated. Our government has become our enemy, just as the crown was our enemy in 1775. Unfortunately, our communities are no longer united by common interests as our forefathers were. We are now isolated and cut off from the interdependence which allowed our patriotic ancestors to learn of threats to their families and livelihoods. We are now manipulated by corporate controlled media who know how to divide us with emotional issues like race, religion and personal choices.
Three major corporations control ALL of the “news” we are allowed to see on network television. The corrupt government knows that alternative news will marginalize their control so in the name of freedom and protection of property they are moving with deliberate speed to eliminate all “unfriendly” media.
Thomas Paine wrote a short pamphlet entitled “Common Sense” that would serve us well today. The storm is fast approaching and I say let it serve our collective purpose. The tyranny of “taxation without representation” has become a laughable understatement in this country of wholesale theft by corporation. There is no choice but to address our grievances to all who will listen and resist the beast which our government has become in hopes that our media drugged brothers will hear the rumbling of the tyrants anger over Dancing With The Stars. “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace”. Thank you Thomas, you live in the hearts of every true patriot 227 years later. How things change, and yet stay the same.