Monday, July 04, 2016

Happy Independance Day

 240 years ago, a group of rebels agreed to declare political independence from my ancestral homeland.  Political and economic issues drove the decision, immigration, taxation, free trade, self governance.  There is a famous quote about needing to rise together, or all hang together - being a thinly veiled reference to being strung up by their necks if the revolution failed.

Would any of us be so bold today?  Would you risk your life for a political or economic issue?  We have a hard enough time getting people to vote on election day.


  1. I've also often wondered what the country would have been like/become without the Revolution. But I suppose that's just water under the bridge.

  2. I relieve we Americans still have that spirit David!