Posts Tagged ‘ Declaration of Independence ’

Freedom: Our oh so fragile freedom

July 2, 2017
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Freedom:  Our oh so fragile freedom

On July 3rd, 1776 John Adams wrote a letter to his beloved Abigail and expressed with great fervor: “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America….It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought...

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Restore America? Remember the Founders, return to principles

July 5, 2015
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Restore America? Remember the Founders, return to principles

39 years ago this past week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 56 colonists varying in age from 26 (Edward Rutledge) to 70 (Benjamin Franklin) affirmed their support for a document that would mean their death if caught by the King’s forces. Not yet even 35 years of age, the author of that document, Thomas Jefferson would...

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Before Gettysburg there was Philadelphia

July 3, 2013
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Before Gettysburg there was Philadelphia

150 years ago today, at approximately 2:30 pm on a blistering July afternoon, West Point graduate turned Confederate General Robert E Lee watched as 12,000 men under the command of General George Pickett charged the center of the Union line at Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   In less than 2 hours, over half of the...

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Is this America’s last, true ‘Independence Day’?

July 4, 2012
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Is this America’s last, true ‘Independence Day’?

Every July 4th I reflect upon the Founders and their Declaration and every time I find myself in awe of just how profound their beliefs, how prophetic their words, and how bold their actions. 236 years ago today, 56 signatories representing 13 colonies pledged their honor, their fortunes and their lives for but one...

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