In 1770, respected Boston attorney, John Adams agreed to represent the British soldiers accused of murdering Boston civilians on March 5, in a tragic incident that came to be known as "The Boston Massacre". Despite the risk of permanently damaging his reputation, Adams agreed to defend the soldiers. His brilliant closing argument at the trial contained a universal truth : "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence; nor is the law less stable than the fact..."
Adams statement, like all wisdom, has relevancy to present times.
Adams example of standing up for justice and truth to risk universal scorn, is to be admired and followed.
Founded in 1944 by Frederick D. Patterson and Mary McLeod Bethune, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) provides college tuition for African-American students and scholarship funds for its approximately 40 member colleges. Many of its beneficiaries are the first in their families to attend college, and it counts many distinguished individuals among its alumn […]
Definition: (noun) A sound thrashing or defeat. Synonyms: debacle, drubbing, thrashing, trouncing, whipping, slaughter. Usage: The tournament was an embarrassment, with our team receiving a thorough walloping from the opponent. Discuss