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O/T The Price of Independence

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by BMC, Jul 3, 2007.

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  1. BMC

    BMC Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    This was surfing another forum I visit this morning. A good read to shake off the dust from a stale, unappreciative modern society that has all but forgotten what July 4 means.

    Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

    Five were imprisoned by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.

    Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

    Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

    Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

    They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

    What kind of men were they?

    Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

    Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

    Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

    Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

    Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

    At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

    Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

    John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

    Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn't.

    So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

    Remember: freedom is never free! I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you can, please. It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics, and baseball games.
  2. grammie

    grammie TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998

    One day in this country,,coming before too long,,You will see the sight of a young couple (male&male female&female man&woman untied in Holy Matrimony standing with their kids,,(adopted,natural,man made) watching just another 4th of July fireworks show,,but all the things that made America Great has already been banned!!! The constitution a shredded rag of its former self,,,,But all will stand and cheer at the light show,,oblivious to what it once represented,,and really not even caring,,,,WHY???? Because they realized they would rather have safety than security,,,and they came to grips with the facts----There will be NO need for independent people or thoughts in the New World Order,,,just as there was NO MORE room for individual rights over "collective" rights!!!! Slaves are made this way,,,,,,But americans will "cheer" the demise,,,they will not stand!!! You may not see it,,,but your children certainly will.......... This is our legacy,,,left by us,,to those that follow,,,the only generation in the history of this country to "leave less" behind them for the future!!!!!!!!!

    AKA Grammie...........
  3. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    This is the true cost of Independence..........


  4. Jim101

    Jim101 Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Knob Noster, Mo
    Right you are Hauxfan.

    I'm afraid there are many who do not understand the price of freedom.

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