We grew up thinking the American Revolutionaries were fighting for democracy. In truth, they feared democracy as much as they feared British rule. They understood that democracy and freedom are two different things. Hear the words of Benjamin Franklin: Of course, we know if the lamb's fleece is not as white as snow, he will be seen as a terrorist rather than a revolutionary. We could do a study on how and when democracy took hold in America. Such a study might reveal some interesting things about what we should and should not be fighting for.