Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s November 20, 1772. I’m visiting with Samuel Adams, the founder of the Sons of Liberty, who is referred to as the “Father of the American Revolution.” I’m in Sam’s study and he’s writing his famous pamphlet, The Rights of the Colonists.
JG: “Mr. Adams, will you share your thoughts with us about freedom?”
SA: “John, the rights of the colonists may be best understood by simply studying the words of the greatest of all lawgivers. His teachings on freedom are clearly found throughout the New Testament.”
Read the full text of Samuel Adams’ pamphlet, The Rights of the Colonists.
John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also 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.