The battles of Lexington and Concord were fought on April 19, 1775. Reading the account in wikipeda it makes one think about the courage the locals showed ... and wonder why they were so motivated to make change happen ... was it really just taxes? Bet they didn't pay anywhere near what we pay now....
So at last weeks Tea Party Sarasota had a few hundred well healed people out with signs protesting while back then they had over 2,000 people out with guns ready to fight the British.
Certainly times are very different but it's worth reading this account of what happen. They were fighting for personal freedom
PS I am 100% against violence to achieve anything worthwhile ... so I am not advocating a violent revolution.... more of a rEVOLution