When the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, American colonists refused to submit.
John Hancock summed up the mindset of the day when he declared, “The people of this country will never suffer themselves to be made slaves of by submission to the damned act.”
The colonists didn’t submit. They refused to comply with the Stamp act and forced parliament to repeal it.
This is the kind of attitude that’s been missing for far too long.
Instead, people just throw up their hands and do what they’re told when the federal government oversteps its bounds.
The result is predictable, as James Otis Jr. warned.
“So long as people will submit to arbitrary measures, so long will they find masters.”
Submission is the fastest road to total tyranny.
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