Lives, Fortunes, and Sacred Honor


As we near the end of the year, perhaps we should remind ourselves of how we obtained our freedom, and our British cousins perhaps need a reminder in times that are fairly dark in their quest for Bexit and the independence it offers, that such a gift to our children and ourselves is very costly. As Thomas Paine wrote in The American Crisis,

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence, the video is representative of the scene although they fiddled a bit with the timeline. Two, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson would be the 2d and 3d Presidents of the United…

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