“We are Americans, and as Americans we must live or die by liberty, virtue and the call of almighty God upon our lives.
Should we betray any of these causes, then lay at our feet the shame of the world and let the nations mock us.
We must be the beacon light, for we were sent on an errand into the wilderness, and therefore are called to be a light to the world.”
– Samuel Adams
From the first speech made in the first meeting of the First Continental Congress.