Many of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence ended up penniless
and/or very sickly and/or dead within just a few years of their decision. They watched
their homes and farms burned to the ground, their family members die of disease or
from battle wounds. The monies they put up to help fund the war were mostly never
recovered and they ended up broke. Yes, we remember the "great ones" such as Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams, and Franklin,
but there were many more whose fates were not so great as a result of their decision
to take a stand and do the right thing.
Doing the right thing (and sometimes not doing the right thing) is still costly today, as we witness the price that our soldiers and
sailors and airmen pay to preserve truth and righteousness for others in the world. Freedom is paid for with the cost of blood (worldly and spiritual). Please remember in your thoughts this weekend the men and women of
our nation, from the 1700’s and all the way up to today in the 21st century, who have
made great sacrifices for you and me and Americans yet to come. – Glenn Jensen.
Happy Fourth of July!