On April 19, 1775, “By the rude bridge that arched the flood, their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, here once the embattled FARMERS stood, and fired the shot heard ‘round the world.”
"In our private pursuits it is a great advantage that every honest employment is deemed honorable. I am myself a nail-maker. On returning home after an absence of ten years, I found my farms so much deranged... My new trade of nail-making is to me in this country what an additional title of nobility or the ensigns of a new order are in Europe." - Thomas Jefferson
In 2012, there are people who, in 1775-76, would have whined that the British had all the riches and might. The same people would have rejected George Washington, faulting him for having been successful and rich.
The Revolutionary FARMERS were not envious whiners. Like the nail-maker, they were men of mettle. I call on their moral descendants: Let us fight for freedom!