"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say 'What
should be the reward of such sacrifices?' Bid us and our posterity bow
the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plough, and sow, and reap, to
glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to
riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love
wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than
the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not
your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds
you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that
ye were our countrymen."
-Samuel Adams-
speech at the Philadelphia State House, August 1, 1776