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Signers of the declaration of Independence vs. todays Congress

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by 17thfabn, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. 17thfabn

    17thfabn New Member

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    I got this from one of those little travel papers "Oak-Marsh Press" down in St. Simons Island Ga.

    Fifty six men signed the Declaration of Independence. They risked everything they had including their lives by signing. If the British had won they would have been hung or worse.

    9 of them fought and died in the Revolutionary War.

    5 more were captured by the Brits and tortured and executed.

    2 had sons killed fighting in the war.

    12 had their homes destroyed.

    One of the signers wifes died while being held by the British.

    Of the 42 signers who survived the war 15 died in poverty having had their property destroyed in the war.

    Compare their sacrafices to todays congress:















    Sorry, I couldn't come up with any thing.
  2. Marlin T

    Marlin T Active Member

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    Does drowning your girlfriend and getting away with it count?
  3. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    Great post 17th
  4. polishshooter

    polishshooter Active Member

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    "We pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, our Sacred Honor...."





    Somehow I don't picture ANYBODY in Congress today saying that...about ANYTHING.
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    Right you are Polish! Today they are thinking how to destroy this great nation of ours with not one drop of remorse about doing it. :mad: :mad: :mad:
  6. AGB

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    When I read about the North American Union I just refused to believe. Till I saw it commented here. It is true. Sad but true.
  7. armedandsafe

    armedandsafe Guest

    What's one little letter to a Congressman?

    "We pledge Your Lives, Your Fortunes, Your Sacred Honor...."

    Pops
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