Few people know the story of Samuel Adams who began Independence from England by forming the Committee of Correspondence. He began a campaign of informing everyone he could about what England was doing to the American people and organized people against it. He created an independence movement by stitching the colonists together with messages about what was going on and how to stop the tyranny they were against.
Samuel Adams wrote to the colonists and informed them of their rights that they had and helped organize the Boston Tea Party among other protests. Samuel Adams Said “Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can”.
Samuel Adams showed that they didn’t need a lot of people to do what they needed to do. Samuel Adams said ““It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”
Samuel Adams knew that the key to saving liberty was to make sure people were informed and on the side of virtue. Samuel Adams said “No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.”
Samuel Adams believed in the right to bear arms. He said “The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
Samuel Adams was tireless in his efforts to get the word out and organize for freedom.