And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
3 years ago I took my Irish cousins to a small town rodeo in Cranbrook BC. We had seats right on the rails. Their expectations were not high, until a bull rider got sent 6 feet into the air by a 6 billion ton bull made of bone, muscle and irritation.ReplyDelete
The cowboy, an American Indian up from one of the southern states as I recall, landed like the professional athlete he was, with a roll and a leap for the rails. The bull was 6 feet from us sending clods of dirt all everywhere.
The understanding of the Irish cousins was changed in the blink of an eye.
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that rider wasn't the only athlete out thereReplyDelete