Pulaski's contribution to the American colonies' effort to leave the British Empire began with a flourish. He wrote a letter to Gen. George Washington, the Revolution's leader, with the declaration: "I came here, where freedom is being defended, to serve it, and to live or die for it."Like Lafayette and others, Pulaski was a European nobleman that came to the United States and risked his life to fight for liberty. In fact, he did pay the ultimate price. According to the article:
In October 1779, he led a cavalry assault to save the important Southern port of Savannah, Ga., was wounded and taken aboard the American ship USS Wasp. He died at sea two days later.If anyone wishes to understand what it is going to take to return this country to its founding principles, they should start by understanding what would motivate someone like this to give his life fighting for freedom. Only the passion emanating from a profound moral commitment to the ideal of liberty could explain it. Ironically, it is this same passion, embodied by the Tea Party movement, that Obama and his ilk have dismissed as nothing more than the animal spirits of an uninformed mob. I am sure that General Pulaski would have appreciated the irony.
All we can do is thank him and battle on.