"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."
Forty-one years ago today a series of spontaneous riots broke out at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The rioters were protesting yet another police raid of the Stonewall -- a gay bar.
The riots mark the beginning of the gay rights movement -- the moment when an oppressed minority struck back against government abuse.
Lord help us if this day is remembered in the future as Gun Rights Day....