Saturday, July 02, 2005

July 4th and the Declaration of Independence

Eric's Grumbles Before the Grave: The Minutemen and April 19th is an appropriate July 4th post, as Eric deals with the Minutemen and the Declaration of Indepedence.
The first battle of the American Revolution was not fought to gain freedom from the British Crown, but instead to defend the right of free men to keep and bear arms and the right to not be subject to unreasonable search and seizure (Hancock and Adams were to be seized on orders from a military governor who had suspended civil liberties, including assembly, petition and the colony's legislature).
"The Shot Heard Round the World" fired in Concord, Massachussetts was the begining of the American Revolution, and one year later, the Declaration would be signed, as Eric says, it is "one of the greatest documents supporting liberty and freedom ever written."

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