By Kay Braddock
Rebellious acts of courageous souls have often preceded our nation’s honorable conflicts. The American Revolution is a prime example. The symbolic act of the Boston Tea Party throwing over-taxed tea into the Boston Harbor and the outspokenness of Colonial leaders proved a precursor to America’s imminent fight for independence.
These rebels demonstrated resisting unjust governing is cause for a worthy challenge.
Individual choices have notable impacts. There are those who make decisions affecting the masses, others who make decisions affecting a few. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world and the badge that embodies peace defines justice.
America has a long history of those within our population who are willing to point out inadequate practices and unjust discrepancies within our government. To do so is often deemed radical.
But taking a cue from our nation’s founding rebel rousers may prove a worthy example. They asked too many questions, spoke too loud, too often and were a difficult annoyance to the ruling elitists.
But guess what? They fought for justice – and won.
The commoners’ grit prevailed and America, born of a tenacious, aggressive spirit, accepted her independence and forged a new path. Using what some refer to as crude and rudimentary battleground skills, soldiers of the American Revolution proved, honorable passion is a worthy attribute.
Their example can be carried out in minor and consequential matters. Following their lead in passionate discourse isn’t a bad idea.
May this Fourth of July include honoring our nation’s rebels – those who willingly and bravely stood up for ones they loved.
And may we, who have been entrusted with America’s prestigious standing, unfailingly remember how justice and freedom were won - by adhereing to an honorable and courageous stride.