“Again, your food and heat do not matter more than our children’s views. Flat out.”
They loved all Americans sufficiently to pledge their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor in behalf of the Loyalists as well as the Patriots. It was their love for all Americans, their love of God, and their devotion to the principles of human liberty; those which elevate individuality, self-determination, responsibility, and the pursuit of happiness, that compelled them to risk everything. Their unwavering devotion to one point of view defined their love, not as partisanship, but as truth embodied in wise and courageous leadership.
There can be no healing so long as one side of the wound is diseased. If the two sides were forced together, sutured by political deals and equivocation, the entire area would become infected, the diseased side corrupting the healthy side with the same toxic beliefs and policies that opened the wound in the first place.