I just recently discovered a wonderful new website called, “What Would the Founders Think?” and I encourage everyone to visit it and read Martin’s article “Happy Independence Day!”    It makes me very proud to be an American and extremely grateful to our Founding Fathers who had the fearlessness to demand independence and to dream of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Our Founding Fathers placed themselves at great risk by signing the Declaration of Independence.  These were men of enormous courage and conviction who were willing to give their lives for their core beliefs.  Because of their actions, they faced extraordinary peril and the possibility of being charged with treason which carried with it grave consequences.

As I read the article, I couldn’t help but contrast those brave men who were willing to identify themselves by signing their names with many of our citizenry today who will anonymously say anything and hide behind the safety of their computers suffering no consequences for their sniveling, vile rantings against those with whom they disagree.

I doubt any of these whimpering faceless, nameless cowards would have had the courage to speak their mind had they lived 235 years ago.

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