William Pitt – October 17, 1765

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s October 17, 1765. I’m in London, England, with parliamentary leader Sir William Pitt.

JG: “Sir Pitt, what are your thoughts about Congress meeting in New York City to challenge your Stamp Act?”

WP: “Mr. Gillespie, your cry of no taxation without representation is just and wise, as I believe the king’s Stamp Act is unjust and unwise. We must do away with it before our colonial brothers do away with us.”

The rebellion to the Stamp Act laid the foundation for the American War for Independence.

Read the full text of the Stamp Act.

John Gillespie and his wife, Jan, are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; have fostered 381 teenagers; and have assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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