John Dickinson Put His Money Where His Mouth Was

Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“It’s one thing to talk about fighting for liberty. It’s another thing to put your money where your mouth is. John Dickinson did just that. Despite his refusal to sign the Declaration of Independence, he was one of the few members of the First or Second Continental Congresses to take up arms in the American Revolution. Dickinson is known as the ‘Penman of the Revolution.’ In the years leading up to independence, he was one of the strongest and most eloquent voices in support of the rights and liberties of the colonists. In the early days of the conflict between the American colonists and the British, Dickinson insisted that they needed to ‘oppose a disease at its beginning,’ before the sickness could spread.” (07/27/22)