Here in Massachusetts we celebrate Patriots Day on the third Monday in April, three other states observe it as well. It’s a chance to celebrate the battles of Lexington and Concord which started the Revolutionary War— I guess we forget that Worcester Mass started the fight a few days before either of the others but now is not the time to bicker. Today is also the Boston Marathon which is truly the beginning of Spring here in New England.
It’s interesting to note that in this political climate a lot of what being a “patriot” means is being jaded. Not shocking when you think that the division between us has been there since day one. When we decided to take arms against the British and declare our independence One Third of the people in the colonies was against the idea and wanted to stay a British colony. One third didn’t want to take a side and one third decided to fight for freedom.
It’s always a third of the people who actually do something.
The image above represents the 2nd Amendment which has also gotten a black eye of late but what it means is that we will never be subjected to tyranny because this article from the Bill of Rights guarantees that we are able to take arms and defend ourselves. I will never budge on this freedom. I will never comply. I would sooner let you strike the First Amendment which guarantees free speech. And that is under threat too.
Remember George Carlin famously said that Political Correctness is simply Fascism disguised as manners. He was right.