"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.The
people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be
discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If
they remain quiet under such misconceptions,it is lethargy, the forerunner of
death to the public liberty. ...And what country can preserve its liberties, if
its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the
spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to
the 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.It is its natural manure."
It has been far to long since the people reminded the Government that freedom is not a gift from the Government but a natural right given by God. The people will have to repel foreign invaders for the second time in our history thanks to the leaders forgetting one little thing. They govern at the pleasure of the people not the other way around. The rest of the world be damned we don't care.