Passion of nation’s rebels worthy of remembering this 4th of July

By Kay Braddock
Steppin' Out

  Rebellious acts of courageous souls have often preceded our nation’s honorable conflicts. The American Revolution is a prime example. The symbolic act of the Boston Tea Party throwing over-taxed tea into the Boston Harbor and the outspokenness of Colonial leaders proved a precursor to America’s imminent fight for independence. 

These rebels demonstrated resisting unjust governing is cause for a worthy challenge. 
Individual choices have notable impacts. There are those who make decisions affecting the masses, others who make decisions affecting a few. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world and the badge that embodies peace defines justice. 
America has a long history of those within our population who are willing to point out inadequate practices and unjust discrepancies within our government. To do so is often deemed radical.
But taking a cue from our nation’s founding rebel rousers may prove a worthy example. They asked too many questions, spoke too loud, too often and were a difficult annoyance to the ruling elitists. 
But guess what? They fought for justice – and won.
The commoners’ grit prevailed and America, born of a tenacious, aggressive spirit, accepted her independence and forged a new path. Using what some refer to as crude and rudimentary battleground skills, soldiers of the American Revolution proved, honorable passion is a worthy attribute. 
Their example can be carried out in minor and consequential matters. Following their lead in passionate discourse isn’t a bad idea.
May this Fourth of July include honoring our nation’s rebels – those who willingly and bravely stood up for ones they loved.
And may we, who have been entrusted with America’s prestigious standing, unfailingly remember how justice and freedom were won - by adhereing to an honorable and courageous stride.
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