Some reflections on freedom’s price
Our nation’s founding fathers, men who paid freedom’s price, and knew how to count the cost of liberty. On July 4, 1776, there was signed in the City of Philadelphia the Declaration of Independence. It marked the birth of this nation which under God, was designed for world leadership.
Our forefathers made a forthright declaration of dependence upon Almighty God. The closing words of this document solemnly declare: “with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually plege to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
The fifty-six courageous men who signed that document would come to face much hardship in a struggling new nation. Of the Fifty-six, few were long to survive. Five were captured by the British and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes, from Rhode Island to Charleston, sacked, looted, occupied by the enemy, or burned. Two lost their sons in the army. One had two sons captured. Nine of the fifty-six died in the war, from its hardships or from its bullets.
They considered liberty much more important than the security they enjoyed, and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
They paid the price. And FREEDOM was won. Freedom is not, “I’ll do as I please” as many in our country do. Rather as someone said: “To be born free is a privilege. To die free is an awesome responsibility.” Freedom is always purchased at great cost, and is never free to do as one pleases without personal responsibility. To those who sacrificed for our freedom, the end was worth the painful means.
If it had not been those who counted the cost of freedom and willingly paid for it, where would we be today? Where will we be tomorrow if the athiest, liberal extremists, history changers, and those who hate the American way have their way? Where will we be if men and women of integrity do not come forward now, today and pay the price to reclaim a dying America.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” — Edmund Burke
Have a good 4th of July, pray for George W. Bush and his cabinet, and stand for those things that has made America great.
Fly the colors!
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