JULY 4, 1776, some 238 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was approved and the battle was on. This world famous document — today studied daily around the world– for the first time declared to a watchful world that the only true way to be free and independent from the chains of powerful men was to be dependent upon the Creator of the universe. This firm reliance in providence is what gave the Founders the resolve and courage to set forth upon the greatest journey in modern history.
In patriotic boldness John Hancock signed first, saying, “The price on my head has just doubled.” Rumor has it that Hancock wrote so big as to allow the King to read it without his glasses. Benjamin Franklin while signing said “We must hang together or most assuredly we shall hang separately.”
These men knew the risks to not only their fortunes but to their very lives. They risked it all. Some gave all. Are we today cut from that cloth? Are there any George Washingtons among us today?
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