Happy 4th of July (I Jest)
Today is that day that Americans celebrate their heritage. A British revolution a small portion of the colonists supported, a small portion were against, and most just wanted to end quickly so they could go back to whatever they were doing before all that “damnable yelling” started.
So on behalf of all my American friends, I would just like to take the time to thank the French. That most beloved of people, to whom American’s show such great respect and admiration even to this day. The nation that allowed the revolution to succeed by supplying the weapons and training, and by keeping the British ships busy far away. All of which allowed the revolutionaries to overwhelm a small and unsupported British force, all because the colonists were getting cranky over tax cuts on imported tea.