On March 23,1775 when Patrick Henry spoke the now famous phrase, "Give me liberty or give me death!" to arouse the Second Virginia Convention to arms against the tyranny of Great Britain, he noted that "we have done everyting that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming upon us."<quoted text>
Indeed America's Founding Fathers hotly debated the root question of separation of church and state. In the colonial era, and through the civil war period, it wasn't unusual for such debates to escalate into fistfights and life-threatening duals. A few times fistfights actually broke out on the floor of the U.S. Congress. If nothing else, our children ought to be made aware of our Founding Fathers' level of PASSION in regard to this, and other related issues.
During the critical years of 1765-1776, the American colonies had been forced to endure taxation without representation, searches and seizures without probable cause, the confiscation of firearms, and on and one. Though the colonial leaders had tried to remain loyal to the Crown and reconcile their differences, they were finally compelled to break away in revolt.