These next final episodes in the Celebration Of America, will not all be so warm and fuzzy.
But make no mistake, I LOVE my country!
First off in Pt. 3, a good long set of music regarding the American Dream- which will include a duet by Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan that you may not have been aware of.
I have some provocative quotes regarding our independence from England.
So it is only fitting that musically We Give The British Their Say!
As always, I hope to surprise you, make you smile, and make you think with the song selections.
A bit more Tory sympathy will follow in the next chapter.
As well as our Grand Finale.
Oh, and I thought you might be interested in what happened to those 56 brave signers of the Declaration Of Independence:
A small group of men dedicated themselves to a higher purpose, an ideal they believed in so greatly, they signed their name to its expression and in doing so put their very lives at risk.
Never has a simple act of signing one’s name carried such weight, such a profound commitment.
By signing the Declaration of Independence, 56 men stood in direct defiance of the British government.
They became marked men, and willingly so.
Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence:
Five were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes burned to the ground.
Two lost sons serving in the Revolutionary Army, and two more had sons captured.
Nine fought and died in the Revolutionary War.
The signers were flesh and blood, mortal men with a divinely-inspired aim.
Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists, eleven were merchants, and nine were farmers and large plantation owners.
They were well educated, smart enough to know that by signing the Declaration of Independence, they were signing their own death warrants.
They did it anyway, and God bless them for it.
In the words of the Signers themselves, “For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
Their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor!
The Signers asked for nothing in return for their pledge, but I say that we show our thanks with a pledge of our own:
To remember, to be grateful, and to carry on in their spirit.
America is the greatest country this world has ever and will ever know, and it will stay that way so long as “We The People” remember that just like in 1776, it’s US that surrounds THEM, and we’ll never back down!
God bless America!
Here's the link to our Part 3, at WLSO.FM: