Now ask most legal drinking age Americans today who Samuel Adams was, they will probably tell you he was the first successful American brewmaster. I may be wrong, but try your own social experiment and see what you discover. I’d be interested in hearing the results.
Samuel Adams was actually an excellent politician, an unsuccessful brewer, and a poor businessman. He was the older cousin of the more famous 1st US Vice-President and the 2nd US President John Adams. We have cousin Sam to thank for the Continental Congress, where he distinguished himself as one of America’s greatest orators and a strong voice for independence. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and eventually served as Governor of Massachusetts.
One can only wonder what this great patriot would say to the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, Hillary Clinton, and the rest of the “Yeah the surge is working but we need to leave now” Democrats. Well, wonder no more. It seems that our great patriotic founding fathers had to face their own version of today’s Democrats. Here’s what Samuel Adams had to say to them:
“If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
I can just hear the squealing now from the Left should some great patriot of today say something of the same. Actually, I would welcome that sound.