Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Week Of Thankfulness

I know some people do this all month long, but I'm just not that industrious.  So every day this week, I'm going to post something I'm thankful for. While I am thankful for my faith and family, everybody mentions those.  So I'm going to head in a different direction with this.  You'll see what I mean.

Today, I'm thankful that our forefathers were made of sterner stuff than we are.

Yes, signing the Declaration of Independence was an act of treason.  They signed it anyway.

Yes, King George would know that they signed it.  They signed it anyway.

Yes, they could have lost everything they'd owned.  They signed it anyway.

Yes, if they failed, it could have led to more tyranny.  They signed it anyway.

Yes, they could have been hanged for signing it.  They signed it anyway.

These days people are afraid to attach their names to an unofficial peititon, because "the government might know".  People today are going off the grid.  Hunkering down in their bunkers.  Hiding out until it's all over.  Bowing down and meekly submitting to the chains of socialism.

Imagine if our forefathers had been as soft and spineless as we are today. 

America would have never become America if our forefathers hadn't had the courage and the fortitude to pledge their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor.

But they did, and for that I will always be thankful. 

1 comment:

Bag Blog said...

I'm thankful too. I've been trying to get this message across to my tutoree.


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