Comment: Where is the "manly firmness" our founders spoke of here?

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Where is the "manly firmness" our founders spoke of here?

"He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance."

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass