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Originally posted on The Samiam60 Report:
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
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?
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 Thanksgiving Dinner, and thank these patriots and Pray for our servicemen around the world. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid and are paying.
Remember: It’s the Land of the Free as long as it’s the Home of the Brave!
Apostasy n. total desertion of one’s professed principles, faith, or party. —–apostate.
With that word in mind, do you see any similarity with what is happening to this Nation ?
Church’s are drifting away from the teachings of the Bible regarding gays and homosexuals.
They are allowing gays and lesbians to stand at the pulpit and preach to the congregation.
Some are even allowing same sex marriage to take place within the church itself.
This is an abomination as stated in the Old Testament in the book of Leviticus.
Leviticus chapter 20:13 reads,…
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
That is pretty explicit to me, so why are some churches allowing this ?
Not only the ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ debacle, but open attacks on the Chaplains whose duty it is to administer to the troops Christian Principles.
Under the radical liberal progressive tenants that this administration promotes, our Country is being turned upside down.
Our law enforcement agencies have been told to remove any reference to radical Islamists from their training manuals.
The Muslim Brotherhood is embedded in our Government.
With this administration, everyday should be National Prayer Day until we turn the tide on the direction this Country is headed in.
This has become an apostate Country due directly to the efforts of the present regime.
Maybe we are being judged for electing a man that is clearly against this Country’s Principles.
The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is being decimated right before our eyes.
It’s time to rise up and stop it !
AFVet is an Air Force Vietnam Veteran and American Patriot
New International Version (NIV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
This kid got an A+ for this paper
BY A 15 yr. OLD SCHOOL KID who got an A+ for this entry.(TOTALLY AWESOME)!
Since the Pledge of Allegiance
And The Lord’s Prayer
Are not allowed in most
Public schools anymore
Because the word ‘God’ is mentioned…..
A kid in Arizona wrote the attached
NEW School prayer:
Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.
If scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene..
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all..
In silence alone we must meditate,
God’s name is prohibited by the state.
We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks…
They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,
We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong..
We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles..
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.
It’s scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!