Philadelphia provided an appropriate historical context for the meeting: it was here that 243 years ago on September 5, 1774 our forefathers gathered with shared principals at the First Continental Congress to assert the compelling and impactful decisions that would serve to defy the tyrannical rule of the British Empire, the Super Power of the day.

These men risked their lives, their families’ lives, their livelihoods, and all the colonists had worked so hard to accomplish so much prior to the American Revolution as they demonstrated the unparalleled conviction, character, and boldness needed to take a stand and establish a more beneficent life for all.

To that end, what lessons can one learn from the actions of these men today?