In 1768, the Powers-That-Be Tried and Failed to Seize Americans' Guns. Wash-Rinse-Repeat in 2022.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Reading about history is fascinating. Living our own period of history sucks!
Yet I recently found comfort in a brilliant Twitter thread written by The Red-Headed Libertarian revealing the futile (yet eerily familiar) attempts by the British to deprive Americans of their firearms back in 1768.
It didn't work in 1768.
It won't work in 2022.
It'll fail when they try it again in 2237, 3629 and 4152 anno Domini...if the Good Lord allows this cockeyed planet to limp along for a few more millenia!
All we have to do is match our Founding Fathers' steely resolve.
But first, a brief but surprising history about firearms in general.
What Do Jan 6th and the Boston Tea Party Have in Common? (The history you've never heard!)
So what do Jan 6th and the Boston Tea Party have in common?
Easy! The Wickedness in High Places in 1773 and 2021 both claim they were "lawless and violent" events...when, in fact, the opposite was true.
The Patriots of 1773 and the Patriots of 2021 both behaved impeccably. As I wrote on January 7th, "The dawn's early light revealed a sea of innumerable patriots already assembled. They prayed the Lord's Prayer together, pledged allegiance to our flag together, sang our national anthem together and cheered together."
But just as on Jan 6th, 2021, there were bad actors on December 16th, 1773, the date of the Boston Tea Party. "John Adams notes that there were bad actors (not patriots!) who wished, 'that as many dead Carcasses were floating in the Harbor as there are Chests of Tea,'" according to David Barton's Wallbuilders website.
The Bad Actors of 1773 did NOT get their way.
The Bad Actors of 2021 did.
This is the story of the Boston Tea Party as you've never heard it before. The story of Patriots who were as patient as they were peaceful. The story of an event carried out so impeccably, so carefully, so kindly, so ethically that during my research on the Boston Tea Party I turned to Michael and exclaimed, "Our Founding Fathers are adorable."
Read on, Patriots!
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