The more I learn about history, and live through it, the inreasingly in awe I become of what can be done.
And of those 56 men almost half were under the age of 40.
I fall into that group, and many of my peers and colleagues do.
However, when I pose the hypothetical situation of placing myself among those men, I don’t know if I would have been brave enough to sign.
I could easily come up with, quite logical, reasons why I wouldn’t want to sign such a document.
(I don’t know what the form of government is going to look like after we overthrow Britain.
I don’t know if declare independence against a global super power is the best way to defeat them.)
And although my actions in that hypothetical situation are still something I’m muling over, I am appreciative of the risk they took and what lessons I can apply from it.
Freedom is only preserved by those too strong to be enslaved, too caring to let others suffer, too smart for dangerous dogmas.