Water-dousing incident brings to mind words of Samuel Adams

Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Though I have to admit I did not know much about this particular water-dousing incident until recently,I was deeply disturbed when I did find out the circumstances. I am a second generation American immigrant on my father's side. My father came to this country and became a citizen as well as served his country in the armed forces.

One of the many pearls of wisdom that my father taught me was that I have the right to speak out against that which I may disagree with. To the person who chose to strike out against those who were assembling peaceably I leave you with a few words from one of our founding fathers, Samuel Adams:

"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of slavery better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Rick Segura


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