The Birth of a Nation

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Today is the day. 239 years ago the American Revolution began. Some very brave folks stood firm against what was, at that time, the most powerful, well trained army in the world in an effort to wrest from the tyrannical grasp of their King the one thing we cherish most, Liberty.

At Lexington and Concord, the militia stood against the British, fired upon them from the woods and harassed them as they marched. The multi-year battle for our freedom from British rule began, 239 years ago, today.

Captain John Parker, commanding the militia said, “Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

And so it did. Thanks to Captain Parker and the brave men and women who laid down their lives in the name of Liberty.

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4 thoughts on “The Birth of a Nation

  1. Sgt Dork

    Liberty? A word no longer in use.

    • wheelieg

      Sadly, that seems true, but it falls to us, true Americans, patriots at heart to, carry that banner forward just as the minutemen/militia did so many years ago. They left it to us to care for, to fight for and now, that is our responsibility.

  2. Ray C

    Thanks for the reminder. Please send this on to our state and federal governments as a reminder of what these people fought for. This thing called freedom that is continually threatened. The state and federal governments have sliced the envelope of rights we naturally have into a multi-thousand sided surface. They attack each of these surfaces relentlessly, pushing them in farther every year, reducing the metaphorical volume of freedom we each have until we are virtually suffocated by laws and regulations and the tens of thousands of armed men we have to pay to enforce them on us.

    • wheelieg

      Pretty much. Who said, “You cannot govern innocent men.”? Whoever they were, foretold of things to come. Regulate and suffocate free men with laws and subsequently create criminals of free men and then you can control them. Sad, very sad.

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