Richard Henry Lee came from one of the most powerful families in colonial Virginia in the 18th century. He was born into a life easier than most. The wealth and resources that he could potentially have at his disposal would have set himself up for a life of luxury. Yet, Lee chose a very different path.
Rather than become corrupted by the lifestyle of the Virginia aristocracy, Richard Henry Lee put his life and fortune on the line time and again to further the cause of liberty. Indeed, even after America achieved Independence, his passion and conviction drove him to make some rather unpopular choices because he believed it to be the right thing to do. The conviction of Richard Henry Lee is something that we can all learn a thing or two from.