How is it possible for one man, with a battery of loyal henchmen, who each control a battalion of egocentric hacks who, in turn, enlist and pay their own regiment of greedy mercenaries, can dominate an entire nation of citizens who hate and outnumber them a hundred or a thousand to one? That scenario has repeated itself over and over again throughout human history. The answer is, the average person will exchange his freedom quickly for safety, food, and comfort. "I'll obey you without resistance, and even defend you if you will feed me, house me and not hurt me." It stems from the basic human flaw of cowardess and selfish greed. Our founding fathers rose up against the one man, England's King George III, his henchmen and their battalions. Patrick Henry was one of those American heroes who feared God and cherished the freedoms our Pilgrim fathers fled Europe to the Americas seeking. Patrick Henry is almost unknown by our younger generation but was every child's hero when I was a boy because our teachers taught us well of America's founding history. I challenge you to be a Patrick Henry at this critical moment in our nation and teach your children to be brave and love freedom. RB
Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.