Committed (Liberty Counsel Action)

Independence DayHave you considered the commitment and the price the Founders paid for putting their name on what the British viewed as a treasonous document?

On this 242nd anniversary of the miracle of the United States of America’s birth, I hope you will take a moment to read my special Independence Day message below – Mat.

On July 4, 1776, fifty-six delegates to the Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to approve the wording of the Declaration of Independence, which boldly stated,

“…these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown…”

 

The fifty-six men who signed the Declaration knew that they would be considered traitors to the crown and would likely become targets of the British army. They also knew they could become targets of their own neighbors, as not everyone in the colonies agreed there should be separation from the Empire. 
Here are a few details, based on historical evidence, about some of those brave men… 
  • Richard Stockton is believed to have been the only signer imprisoned by the British specifically for signing the Declaration of Independence. 
  • Four others were captured during the Revolutionary War while engaged in warfare against the crown and were held as prisoners. 
  • Seventeen held commissions in the army or did medical duty during the war. Many saw their properties and livelihoods destroyed while serving. 
  • Two would become President of the United States:  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. 

These were committed patriots who firmly believed that their cause was just and right. They unequivocally said as much in the Declaration’s opening statements…

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

+ + People want to be free!

It is inherent in every person’s soul to want to live free. Our nation’s Founders experienced life under an “absolute tyranny” that was fully described (and firmly rejected!) by the Declaration of Independence.

These men and women – inspired and empowered by their God with an extraordinary measure of vision and passion – fought, sacrificed, and died to establish our republic…the United States of America.

Two centuries later, President Ronald Reagan warned, “We’ve got to do a better job of getting across that America is freedom – freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise. Freedom is special and rare. It’s fragile; it needs protection.”

Today, American liberty is once again in danger. Protecting our precious and fragile freedom is paramount to Liberty Counsel Action.
  We are pushing back against agents of intolerance who are trying to destroy President Trump and anyone who dares to stand with his pro-America agenda. THIS SUMMER could be most critical time we have faced in defending American liberty.

If you agree that this is a critical time and that we must have a strong voice for liberty in our nation, please go here now to make your best possible gift to help Liberty Counsel Action fight these and other battles.

Today we celebrate our nation’s birthday. Please remember the bravery and sacrifices of the Founders. We should also pay tribute to all Americans who have paid, or are paying, a price for our freedom. 

God bless you and God bless America!

Mat Staver