“Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” ~attributed to Captain John Parker, Massachusetts militia, on Lexington green, 4/19/1775
I want to ask you to do me a favor. Mark your calendar for this coming Thursday the 19th. I’m sure tha t most of your calendars don’t highlight that day. I know for sure the left and the media will not remind you.
On that day, April 19 1775, 237 years ago, a group of patriots decided they had had enough and stood their ground at Lexington and Concord. They had had enough of tyranny, abuse by their government, and over bearing taxes. Sound familiar?
Take a moment on Thursday and reflect on the meaning of that day. Think of the risks those patriots were willing to take in order to win their freedom. I believe the most important freedom is that of ‘Freedom of Choice.’ Also, think of what has happened to this great Republic in the last few generations. Let us all endeavor to ensure that their sacrifice, and of those since, was not in vain.
BTW: Don’t forget that the mission of the British that day was to confiscate weapons.
Arthur L. McGinley, PhD
email@example.comWhen the Spartans at Thermopylae were ordered by the Persians to surrender their weapons, they responded Molon Labe — “Come and Take them” This is my response to those who would disarm me and mine.
To a warrior, the golf course is a willful and deliberate misuse of a perfectly good rifle range!
The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.