Not 200 meters from where I sit, there was a revolution.

Responding to a call from a famous night rider, a handful of men turned out in the middle of the night to protect their families, their lands, and a set of “human rights” they had in fact just discovered. Their intolerable treatment by a distant tyrant caused them to risk everything—their very lives—to protect their way of life. Some paid the ultimate price that morning, sending a message heard around the world, becoming the beacon of revolution that was to reverberate throughout the Age of Enlightenment down to today.

They wanted nothing less than to create a better society, a just society, different than what they saw in the distant tyrant's domain. They wanted to change everything, ...

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