Let It Begin Here
"Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here."
232 years ago, a group of bitter men clung to their guns and religion, driven by their antipathy towards people who weren't like them. It the end, I think it worked out OK.
[Update: Someone has pointed out that this was actually 233 years ago. They are of course correct. Ironically, I had done the math correctly, as the year that was running around in my head was 1776...instead of 1775. Damn that public school education....]
For a more than complete send up of this historic event, please go and read Jules Crittendon's posting, 'April Morning'.
To this day, the man below stands resolute, clinging to his gun, under the flag of a free and democratic country.