On which side do you stand in this revolution?
Harold W. Pease, Ph.D.Special to Valley NewsIn the first American Revolution, Americans roughly divided in three equal groups, loyalists favored England, patriots supported the colonists and another third were too apathetic to help either group. The patriots won because the apathetic third would not stand with the loyalists but also would not support them. In that revolution the enemy, England, was largely overseas.As a young man I wondered which side I’d have supported as a colonist in 1776. Would I have been at Valley Forge with George Washington during the devastatingly cold winter of 1777? Would I have left my plow, grabbed my rifle and raced to the front without command to stop Johnny Burgoyne in the Battle of Saratoga? Would I have supported the Declaration of Independe