Today’s American Minute

By Bill Federer

Crying “no taxation without representation,” he instigated the Stamp Act riots and the Boston Tea Party. After the “Boston Massacre,” he spread revolutionary sentiment throughout the colonies with his Committees of Correspondence. He called for a Continental Congress and signed the Declaration. Known as “The Father of the American Revolution,” Samuel Adams was born this day, Sept. 27, 1722. Samuel Adams wrote: “He is the truest friend to … liberty … who … will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power … who is not a … virtuous man. … If we would … enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people.”