“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.”
-Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Abigail Adams, February 22, 1787
I wish those who constantly denigrate peaceful tea party protesters and open carriers would heed Jefferson's words. They seem very fitting given the current political climate. But what do I know, Jefferson and I are both probably "knuckle-dragging neanderthals" in the eyes of many of these folks.