Unhappy America! When thy Enemies are rewarded with Honors and Riches; but thy Friends punished and ruined only for asserting thy Rights, and pleading for thy Freedom

“It is reported that the Governor has said, that he has Three Things in Command from the Ministry, more grievous to the People, than any Thing hitherto made known. It is conjectured 1st, that the Inhabitants of this Province are to be disarmed. 2d. The Province to be governed by Martial Law. And 3d, that a Number of Gentlemen who have exerted themselves in the Cause of their Country, are to be seized and sent to Great-Britain. Unhappy America! When thy Enemies are rewarded with Honors and Riches; but thy Friends punished and ruined only for asserting thy Rights, and pleading for thy Freedom.”  Editorial by A.B.C. in the Boston Gazette on September 26, 1778. This editorial is often attributed to Samuel Adams

Image of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Nelson Cothren performs a free fall jump from a C-130 Hercules during military free fall jump sustainment training in Santa Rita, Guam, Nov. 4, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rheaume