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Taking a few moments away from the main events of the Global Conference on Direct Democracy, an interview:
More to come.
Means and ends are central. If your means are corroded, your ends will be corroded. And if you’re fighting to preserve liberty and you use means that eviscerate our liberties, the end will be corroded, too.
On May 24, 1775, John Hancock was elected president of the Second Continental Congress. Hancock’s involvement with Samuel Adams and his radical group, the Sons of Liberty, won the wealthy merchant the dubious distinction of being one of only two Patriots (the other being Sam Adams) that the Redcoats marching to Lexington in April 1775 to confiscate Patriot arms were ordered to arrest. When British General Thomas Gage offered amnesty to the colonists holding Boston under siege, he excluded the same two men from his offer.
On May 24, 1798, the Irish Rebellion of 1798, led by the United Irishmen, began against British rule.
On May 24, 1941, in the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Battleship Bismarck sunk the then pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, killing all but three crewmen.