Friday, July 2, 2010
Independent Thinkers-Independence Day
Five signers were captured 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?
"Any people that would give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserves neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin