1776 vs. Today
The difference between the signers of the Declaration and today's political leaders
Perhaps the difference is that these 56 men didn't just risk their lives for the sake of our independence and freedom, they risked every bit of their wealth, means, reputations, and even their families to stand on principle for something-independence-that they knew was at that time a long shot. None of them really knew whether the battle for independence would be successful, and there were many among the signers, we now know, who believed at that time that the cause was lost but they signed anyway because they believed the cause was right. Many of them lost everything they had and had to build again.
Labels: Conservatism, Faith