Monday, August 31, 2009

Letting the Patriots of the Past Speak for Themselves

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams

I have always been inspired by the quotes of our founding fathers and great leaders of the past. These leaders speak truths that put the petty politics of today into their proper context. In the spirit of that inspiration, I will endeavor of the coming weeks and months to include a quote each post from our nation's history and legacy.
The first is from Samuel Adams, rebel leader and beer maker of the revolution that brought about American independence. His was the idea of getting together a bunch of "red necks" disguised as Indians and dumping tea into Boston Harbor. It is said that his cousin John Adams was the mind of the Revolution, but Sam was the heart. His response to rhetoric was action. Today he would be in the middle of the Tea Partiers, the Town Hall shouters. Sam was a "partier with a purpose."

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