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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Happy 4th of July to One & All



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May Everyone have a Fun and Happy weekend with Family & Friends.
And May those that Have to Travel make it There and Back Home Safely.

Amen

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The same to you Jay. Stay safe!!!
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This was sent to me by a friend. Thought it fit well here.

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 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!

May God bless the USA and may God bless all members of VN750.com

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Happy Independence Day neighbors. We celebrate Canada Day on July 1, so I watched my fireworks last night. Thanks for posting that piece rubyrick. I`ve seen it before, but it is a valuable reminder to us all that the freedom we enjoy here in the USA and Canada, are not won free, but at great cost. May God continue to bless America.

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Have a safe and Happy 4th...spend time with family and friends....and just enjoy yourselves....I will .....

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...May God continue to bless America.
And Canada.

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This was sent to me by a friend. Thought it fit well here.

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 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!

May God bless the USA and may God bless all members of VN750.com
Yeah, a lot of this isn't true. Don't believe what you read on the internet, people! And always check with snopes.com before you make a fool of yourself and pass things along as true. If they sound too good to be true, like something you really want to hear, then it's probably not entirely factual.

Which is the case with this one. It's not out and out fabrication, but its not at all truthful, either.

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/pricepaid.asp
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[QUOTE=krebsne;105414]Yeah, a lot of this isn't true. Don't believe what you read on the internet, people! And always check with snopes.com before you make a fool of yourself and pass things along as true. If they sound too good to be true, like something you really want to hear, then it's probably not entirely factual.

Just for your info I have found Snopes to be not entirely factual.

When I was in the 8th grade we had to take and pass a U.S. History & Goverment test before we could go to High School.
This was before the internet or Snopes.
We learned about what the signers lost.

So I would find what was written more Factual than what ever Snopes has to say about it.

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Just for your info I have found Snopes to be not entirely factual.

When I was in the 8th grade we had to take and pass a U.S. History & Goverment test before we could go to High School.
This was before the internet or Snopes.
We learned about what the signers lost.

So I would find what was written more Factual than what ever Snopes has to say about it.
If you have documented instances of Snopes being wrong, by all means show them. I'm not saying they are perfect, or infallible. But they are ACES at debunking internet garbage and are very thorough. They document their sources, do research, etc.

Just saying you've found errors there doesn't prove a thing unless you can identify AND substantiate those "errors". And of course, if they are on other pages besides the one we're talking about regarding the founders they are also irrelevant.

Snopes has point by point addressed that email and debunked much of it. If you can point by point debunk something of theirs by all means do so.

If you can not, then Snopes wins the day.

They didn't say that writeup about the founders was all bad, they said it was some true, some false. I for one would rather not have people sneaking BS in on me in amongst some truth. That's very disingenuous. The truth is good enough without embroidering the edges with lies.
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[QUOTE=jthill524;105453]
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When I was in the 8th grade we had to take and pass a U.S. History & Goverment test before we could go to High School.
This was before the internet or Snopes.
We learned about what the signers lost.

So I would find what was written more Factual than what ever Snopes has to say about it.
I concur that even snopes can be ... how shall we say it, "biased"? As you stated Jay, in years past more history was actually taught in school. Today it really isn't and yes even schools are "biased". The teachers are a product of government run education themselves and thus the whole systems from Kindergarten through college is highly incestuous and inbred. They are very efficient at producing obama voters. Too Bad... but I digress..

Happy 4th everybody and stay safe.

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