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 Diller, 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 next 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 sharing this with your family and friends. 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.

Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July and pray that we do not lose the Freedom that so many have died and sacrificed to maintain.
Above Author Unknown

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Notes from Admin:
Above Author Is Unknown, but we give the Author of this Article applause and our gratitude for bringing this history back to our memories. We should never forget what our Founding Forefathers have given, lost, sacrificed, and literally died for, that we, the Citizens of the United States of America have the freedoms that we enjoy today.

We stand on the edge of an abyss, ready to fall in. This great Nation soon to be destroyed by those who choose to reform America into a Global Community, New World Order, Third World Country completely under their total control. And, we will loose all of our freedoms and rights endowed to us by God, and become slaves to this One World Government.

Would you be brave enough and love your Country deeply enough to become a part of American History, as did our Forefathers? Could you be as selfless as our Forefathers, to give up all of your possessions and/or family for this Country's Freedoms?

I've heard it said, "Question With Boldness," "Hold to the Truth," and "Speak Without Fear." Should we not follow these guidelines OR instead take the attitude, "It will never happen in America" and we do nothing?  Just remember this...


 "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14

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Andrew P. Napolitano is a 59 year old former New Jersey Superior Court Judge.  He is a graduate of Princeton University and Notre Dame Law School.  At Princeton he was a founding member of the Concerned Alumi of Princeton along with Justice Samuel Alito.

Judge Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court Judge in the history of the State of New Jersey. 

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