Our Founding Fathers Were Not Bashful

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen things were getting rough in the Colonies, there were a few men who stood up for things they believed in. It started with Patrick Henry in his speech as he was first elected to the house of Burgesses. Thomas Jefferson, his friend, listened in at the door of the Capitol in Williamsburg, as Henry made his speech, from notes written in the flyleaf of Jefferson’s loaned book!

Tom said that a spark for independence was lighted at that event that moved Jefferson to know the Colonies were on the road to independence.

Samuel Adams, as a member of the Committee of Correspondence, voiced his objections to the British Parliament for ignoring their requests to be heard. Then came the Tea Party.

John Adams, John Hancock, Alexander Hamilton, and other leaders came aboard exercising their rights as Americans. Then George Washington was elected by the Continental Congress as the first General of the now United Colonial Army.

At the start of the Revolutionary War most colonists were against breaking from Great Britain. It took six long years for America to win the war. Ask yourself, what if these men had stayed quiet? What if they didn’t exert their opinions? What if they weren’t strong and bold? We could still be a British group of colonies.

Sometimes it is GOOD for politicians, and Americans to stand up for what they believe in. President Elect Donald Trump is speaking up for Americans today—even though some don’t believe he actually is. Look at the Electoral College map. Almost all the States, except for the Atlantic coast and the west coast, voted Republican. Perhaps we’re in for a good change, like in 1776.

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