September 6, 1620

On September 6, 1620, the Pilgrims left on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England to set up their own little religious colony in the New World. Contrary to popular American belief, the Pilgrims did not leave England because they weren’t allowed to practice their brand of Protestantism. They left because they were no longer able to force their neighbors to follow their arbitrary religious rules and regulations. They left to set up their own colony where they could force everyone in it, on pain of imprisonment, beatings, and even death to worship how they thought was right. So, they left England because their neighbors liked to sing, dance, give gifts and have a little drink every now and then, which they hated. So instead of being tolerant of their neighbors, they decided to pack up all their toys and leave the playground instead.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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