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HAPPY JULY 4TH: “What’s Great About America?” by John Stossel (videos)

Posted by FactReal on July 4, 2010

American Minute for July 4th:
The Declaration of Independence was approved JULY 4, 1776. John Hancock signed first, saying “the price on my head has just doubled.” Benjamin Franklin said “We must hang together or most assuredly we shall hang separately.” Of the 56 signers: 17 served in the military, 11 had their homes destroyed, 5 were hunted and captured, Abraham Clark had two sons imprisoned on the British starving ship Jersey, John Witherspoon’s son was killed in battle, Francis Lewis’ wife was inprisoned and died from the harsh treatment, many, such as Thomas Nelson and Carter Braxton, lost their fortunes and 9 died during the War. When Samuel Adams signed the Declaration, he said: “We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.” John Adams said: “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.” John Adams continued: “I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration…Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory…Posterity will triumph in that day’s transaction, even though we [may regret] it, which I trust in God we shall not.”
What’s Great about America? (Summary)
America – Nation of Entrepreneurship Our Military has Liberated many..and pulled out
Americans are Charitable
America has done more to Combat Sins of the Past
America has great Freedom of Speech
America – Land of Opportunity
Conservatives More Than Twice As Likely As Libs to Be Patriotic
“Freedom Is Not Free” – Happy Independence Day 2010
The 4th of July and the Progressive Overreach
Independence Day 2010: Happy 234th birthday, America
Why We Celebrate the Fourth
What’s an American Patriot?
Reagan: America – The guiding star is always individual liberty

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