JPJ Style

So Scott Walker wants us to stop fighting? Sorry, I’m from the John Paul Jones school of inspired resistance.

Skippered by Captain John Paul Jones of the Continental Navy, the Bonhomme Richard was devastated inthe initial broadside between the two ships, losing much of her firepower and many of her gunners.  Captain Richard Pearson, commander of the Serapis, called out to Jones, asking if he surrendered. Jones replied: “I have not yet begun to fight.”

Later, he said:

“I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast for I intend to go in harm’s way.”

I also learned that Jones quit his earliest job as a sailor because he was disgusted with the slave trade.

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