Samuel Adams was among the first to consider himself a Son of Liberty. These were early Americans who were gathering and expressing themselves in town meetings and in Taverns, protesting the treatment they were receiving at the hands of the Crown. The Americans were experiencing ill treatment from their Governors and other appointed leaders. Not everyone was a patriot. There were many Tories, or those loyal to England and the Crown.
And then, like now, there were many who sat on the fence. These were people who did not like the way things were but did not want to 'rock the boat'. Enter patriots who started organizing across New England and into the surrounding colonies. They became the voice of the silent majority who would be silent no longer.
Samuel Adams was the first, but many early patriot leaders followed his lead. Joseph Warren became an outspoken leader as well as Patrick Henry, John Hancock and Paul Revere. These men as well as many others were the leaders who organized…
The news is all over the place now. It is front page news at the New York Times even. I for one am glad that he is finally dead. The Times story says that he has been killed and so I await the details as the rest of America does.
Forgive me if I hurl if our illustrious President attempts to somehow take any credit for his death. We all know better than that right? In fact, I am actually worried that Obama will tear up and announce funeral arrangements for a martyr. He wont condone his actions of course, just admire his convictions and lament his lack of opportunities to sit down with such a great individual. Hear that? Its me throwing up!
Anyway, I for one am not the least bit broken up about that scum kicking the bucket. In fact, I hope it was a long and drawn out death. I would relish the idea of him having actually being caught 5 years ago and just now succumbing to the torture. And that still would be too good for him.
GOD BLESS THE USA AND THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE …
Yesterday I got a call that I never wanted to get. My mother called to let me know that an Army chaplain and two Officers arrived with news of my brothers death. Words do no justice to the anguish and pain that I felt and still feel.
Glen Jacob Whetten loved what he did and was good at it. He had a desire to serve his country before he was even old enough to enlist. He joined right after turning 18 and left for boot camp at Fort Benning soon after High School graduation from South High School in Phoenix, AZ.
He was first assigned to the 24th Infantry Division(I think) out of Hawaii. There he became jump qualified and of course expert marksman. His goal was to become an Ranger, an Airborne Ranger! Those dreams were realized and he later was re-assigned to the 82nd, an Airborne Ranger Division.
He was part of the initial assult on Iraq and the March on Baghdad. His only regret was they came in so fast they did not need to parachute in at the airport ahead of groud troops. Jak…