Let Freedom Ring
Brianna Johnston (American Colonist)
Hear the Call
We will no longer be silenced. We will no longer be pushed aside and treated like the children of the British Empire. We have taken abuse from the British government for far too long, now is the time for revolution. Are we just going to stand here idle? Is life so precious as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Others may run from the call for freedom, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! (Document C - Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Assembly, 1775).
The Unforgivable British Sins
The Crown has wronged us in numerous ways. First, through the process of mercantilism our mother country has exploited our resources and neglected our needs. Next, the Navigation Acts limited our right to access foreign goods and increased the price of European goods. Then they prohibited us to settle past the Appalachian Mountains! Not only this, but as if we were children they are sending soldiers to make us behave! This cannot continue, we have the right to a government that respects us.
Taxation Without Representation
From sugar to printed materials to glass to tea, the British are intent on making us pay for a war we had nothing to do with! (Tyranny is Tyranny by Howard Zinn) Not only are they taxing us unfairly, but we have no say in the matter. We have the right to an opinion on how we're governed. Where are our representatives? Where is our voice in Parliament?
Join the Cause
With so many injustices committed, the only answer is revolution. The British have made it very clear with the Boston Massacre and the Intolerable Acts that nothing will ever change or improve. We have many fine people in America that would make exponentially better leaders than King George III; therefore, join us let freedom ring!