Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Hero

A quote from a man I TRY to emulate. Samuel Adams. He was a poor man, and terrible with his own finances, but he was one of the most respected men amongst his peers. So much that the residents of his colony pooled their money to buy him a suit (his first ever) after he was elected to Congress. He went there and was one of the best stewards of OTHER people's money ever. If only we had him now! And NO he did not brew beer!

In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. Every art of corruption would be employed to loosen the bond of union which renders our resistance formidable. When the spirit of liberty, which now animates our hearts and gives success to our arms, is extinct, our numbers will accelerate our ruin and render us easier victims to tyranny. If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom—go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen! - Samuel Adams

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