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.
In the 1835 Texas Revolution, the predominantly American settlers of Texas sought independence from the Mexican government. In December, they took the Alamo, an old chapel in San Antonio. When Mexican forces arrived in February, the Texians were outnumbered and unprepared to withstand the 13-day siege. Nearly all of them were killed. The loss became a rallyi […]
Definition: (noun) One who explores caves chiefly as a hobby; a caver. Synonyms: potholer, speleologist. Usage: The spelunkers were lost in the cave and worried that their minimal rations, two granola bars and a bag of salted peanuts, would not last long. Discuss