Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nathaniel Bacon

What do you do when government goes bad, & becomes the enemy of the people rather than protector of their rights and liberties? On 10 May 1676 29 year old planter Nathaniel Bacon and 1,000 Virginians answered that question by rising up against their British governor and his policies toward the frontier folk. The farmers lost, but Gov. Berkeley was recalled. Of course, nobody rises up today. We all just lie down and take it. Till now.

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