Author Topic: HAPPY FOURTH....THEY SACRIFICED SO WE CAN BE WHINY  (Read 547 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline nospinzone1

  • Posts: 3083


GOD BLESS OUR PATRIOT FOREFATHERS !
 
 
 Subject: Declaration of Independence




 What happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of
Independence?...
 
Happy 4th of July to all...........


Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the
Declaration of Independence?
Five were imprisoned 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 4th of July holiday and
silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.
Remember: freedom is never free! I hope you will show your support by
sending this to as many people as you can, please. It's time we get the
word out that patriotism is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it
than beer, picnics, and baseball games.

Offline nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 18143
  • Trade Matt Williams!
A great deal of this is untrue.  Whenever anyone urges you to forward an email to a bunch of people, you will probably find that it's a HOAX.  A full analysis of the parts that are true and untrue can be found at Snopes:

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/pricepaid.asp



Offline nospinzone1

  • Posts: 3083
A great deal of this is untrue.  Whenever anyone urges you to forward an email to a bunch of people, you will probably find that it's a HOAX.  A full analysis of the parts that are true and untrue can be found at Snopes:

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/pricepaid.asp


(Image removed from quote.)


YOU ARE SO RIGHT....I FORGOT TO RUN IT BY SNOPES. I DO MOST OF THE TIME AND IN OTHER FORUMS I DO THE SAME THING YOU DID....URGE THEM TO CHECK SNOPES. THANKS FOR THE CATCH.

I would like to thank all the insurgents that whipped some British ass back in the day.  You rock!

Offline PANatsFan

  • Posts: 37061
  • dogs in uncensored, nudes in gameday
Why don't the people who make up this garbarge go get jobs? Who sits down at a computer and says, "Time to make up urban legends!"?

Offline nospinzone1

  • Posts: 3083
I would like to thank all the insurgents that whipped some British ass back in the day.  You rock!

AMEN! WISH MY CUBAN COMPATRIOTS HAD THEIR SAME BALLS.

Offline nats2playoffs

  • Posts: 18143
  • Trade Matt Williams!
Why don't the people who make up this garbarge go get jobs? Who sits down at a computer and says, "Time to make up urban legends!"?


Bud Selig.


Now send this to everyone you know, and you will have good fortune. 
If you break the chain, something terrible will happen to you.