By Juan Flores, Guam Daily Post
Apr 7, 2017
The early American colonists did not take too well to the rule imposed on them by the king of England. They chose to take matters into their own hands, take advantage of the ocean between them and the imperial rulers, and fight to earn their independence. The relationship between a colonizing power and the people subjected to colonial rule, can be likened to an abusive relationship between a parent and a child. Regardless of some isolated incidents of benevolence, the colonizing powers subject their colonies to painful and unwarranted experiences the way abusive parents treat their innocent children. The colonists had no recourse but to stand up to and fight the imperial power. Unlike the colonists, abusive children can turn to and be supported by outside authorities who are looking out for the well-being of all children.
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