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This is a decision people have made for a long time. It is a decision people had to make leading up to the American Revolution. 56 brave people signed the Declaration of Independence, a document that placed freedom above tyranny, a document that denounced collectivism and championed individualism, a document that had as it’s closing statement: “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
These brave people meant what they signed. Nine of the 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured as traitors, then died. Two had sons serving in the Revolutionary Army who died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Eight had their homes and buildings looted by Tories or English soldiers. One was so hounded by the British who were trying to capture him that he was forced to move his family almost constantly from one hiding place to another. His home and possessions were taken from him, and he died in poverty. One,a wealthy planter and trader, had his fleet of ships sunk by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in poverty.
Some voluntarily gave all that they had as personal possessions or wealth. 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 the American generals to have artillery open fire on the house. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
Some had the heartbreak of having wives die from the fighting. Francis Lewis went into hiding from the English forces seeking to find and kill him as a traitor. He had his home and properties destroyed. The English jailed his wife as the wife of a traitor, and she died within a few months.
One was driven by oncoming English army men from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. He and his 13 children fled the house for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were burned by the English. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.
Today we have the opposite taking place. Many Americans have sold their souls to a tyrannical regime that has promised to end all that the brave signers of the Declaration of Independence started, that is freedom of the individual over the tyrannical demands of government. Many Americans have sold their souls for wealth to the Chinese Communist Party. The list of Americans who are supporting the CCP in their efforts to replace our Declaration of Independence and our United States Constitution with the demands and dictates of communism are many.
Heading the list, per an extremely well documented book called “Red Handed” by Peter Schweizer, would be Joe and Hunter Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Diane Feinstein, and many others in the political world. The list also includes people from the business world including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and others. The list includes people from Wall Street and the academic world.
These people have placed their wealth and power above freedom. People like the Bidens have no regard for the rights, liberties, freedom, or frankly for the lives of others. These people who have sold their souls to the CCP for wealth and power are the antithesis of those brave 56 signers and so many other thousands of American colonists who paid for our freedom by sacrificing so much including their lives.
Where there is a desire for freedom, a desire to remove tyranny, a desire to live our own lives, to make our own choices, and to have our own thoughts, there is always hope. Hope is that expectation, that desire, that firm belief that what we desire will happen. Yes, we can hope for freedom, and we can make it happen if we will have the same desire, resolve, and hope that those 56 signers and those thousands of American colonists had.
We Freedom Loving Americans must be able to also say and mean, “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” Are you willing to join those who came before us in making this declaration?
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