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Anger fueled America's rise

Former Gov. Martin O'Malley told the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia that "anger never fed a hungry child, did it? Anger never protected a family's home or sent a kid to college. Anger never built a great republic" ("Martin O'Malley hits Donald Trump's 'American nightmare,'" July 27).

I wonder if Mr. O'Malley had a window seat during history class. Does he think the Boston Tea Party was a spontaneous flight of fancy? Were not the colonists outraged over taxes and duties imposed by a government an ocean away (does "taxation...