Thank you for stopping by for a visit. You are invited to read and comment on anything posted on this blog. I advocate the maximum amount of Personal and Economic Liberty, consistent with the defense of individual rights. I am fiscally conservative yet socially tolerant, I favor lower taxes, free trade, individual rights, strong national defense and limited government. I subscribe to the Freedom Fighters Creed: I am an American Patriot, defender of the Constitution, First Principles and Essential Liberty.

I believe that buried deep down inside every Conservative you'll find a Libertarian - And Inside Every Liberal Is A Totalitarian Screaming To Get Out.

"One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors" - Plato

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Monday, September 20, 2010

The 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence

As we are nearing historical Mid-Term Elections, Elections that could (and should) tip the balance of power in Washington we are reflecting back each day on how we came to win our Independence and the men that gave us the Freedom we enjoy as Americans today. Who were these men? These men who as they signed knew they were pledging their lives and their fortunes...

9 fought and DIED from wounds of the Revolutionary War
5 were captured by the British and were TORTURED before they DIED
12 had their homes RANSACKED and BURNED
2 lost their SONS in the Revolutionary War
1 had 2 SONS captured in the Revolutionary War

11 were Merchants
24 were Lawyers and Jurists
9 were farmers and large plantation owners

These were men of means with excellent educations. As they signed the Declaration of Independence they knew full well the penalty if caught was DEATH.

But sign they did, to ensure the very Freedom some of us take for granted today. One of those Freedoms is the ability to vote. Be an informed and educated voter. Make the Founding Fathers of our Great Country Proud.

Thanks to AmericanVoice.com


john said...

God bless you, Sir - and God bkess America!

Anonymous said...

Good info, Tom. They pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.