In the following pages I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense.....Volumes have been written on the subject of the struggle between Britain and America. Men of all ranks have embarked in the controversy, from different motives, and with various designs; but all have been ineffectual, and the period of debate is closed . Arms, as the last source , decide the contest; the appeal was the choice of the king, and the continent hath accepted the challenge.
He is making a powerful statement, in a simple way. Men of all kind have been taking and writing about this controversy, and all have been effective. THe king has chosen to battle by taxing colonists and colonists take on the challenge for independence