They pledged to each other their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Perfect they were not, they were men like many others of their time. Viewed as turncoats and traitors by their mother country of England, they took a vision and turned it into a country. Thirteen Colonies out of the host of English colonies scattered around the world, had enough of England, who bleed them dry of money and resources.
In the time leading up to formally declaring our Independence, sporadic fighting was already underway. British forces were trying to shut down a potential rebellion. And those loyal to the English Crown, the Tories, were involved in a civil war with the Revolutionaries. The Battles of Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts occurred on 19 April 1775, when British Troops moved out of Boston into the countryside looking for weapons. The British arrogantly underestimated the resolve of the American colonist. This resulted in British soldiers having to retreat in a running gun battle all the way back into Boston.
This boiled into a war that was framed by the Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776, and for the thirteen colonies this became the point of no return. The standing militias evolved into an army under the command of George Washington. An interim government that existed during the War for Independence was the Continental Congress. After six years of fighting, Washington finally trapped the British Army at Yorktown, Virginia, and forced their surrender.
The Revolutionary War was formally ended two years later with the Treaty of Paris in 1783. Next, the Congress of Confederation was established to build a permanent framework of government, which was enshrined in the Constitution of the United States. It was followed by the Bill of Rights which guaranteed an individual’s rights and protections under the law. In 1789, The United States of America began with its first President, George Washington, taking office.
In recent times, the Founders of the United States have been characterized as dead old white guys, some of whom owned slaves. None of the people who created the United States were perfect, they were everyday people who were a product of their time. It is insane and dishonest to compare people who lived 250 years ago to our time. The socialist lunatics of the left and their sliding standards scale have decided. Since some of the Founding Fathers owned slaves, it somehow delegitimizes the United States, thus making it okay for the lunatics to destroy our history.
The sad part of these violent displays are the sitting Democrats in Congress and in other offices who are going along with this destruction. Many of the monuments that have been attacked are heroes of the Democratic Party, the party of slavery. A Civil War was fought from 1861-1865, and the South which was controlled by the Democrat Party lost. In an effort to bring the country back together, the United States Government titled Confederate Soldiers, living and dead as United States Military Veterans in 1866. Monuments to the Confederate dead, are monuments to U.S. Military War Dead. At first, the leftist street thugs supposedly wanted to tear down statues to the slaveholders. Now any statue will do, any government structure will do, just so these disgusting socialist thugs get to erase our history - it’s all about destruction.
At the close of the Constitutional Convention, a woman asked Ben Franklin, “What have you given us, Sir?” He replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Now we have another threat to our existence. A small dangerous bunch of thugs, funded and supported by some external and internal groups, are backed by self-serving politicians who think they can lie to and cower the people of the United States. They should take note of the number of guns being purchased and those already owned. History has shown, the people will protect themselves, their families, and their country, and will do so as long as the spark of freedom still exists.