“Lives, Fortunes, Honor”
“Of those 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence, nine died of wounds or hardships during the war. Five were captured and imprisoned, in each case with brutal treatment. Several lost wives, sons or entire families. One lost his 13 children. Two wives were brutally treated. All were at one time or another the victims of manhunts and driven from their homes.
Twelve signers had their homes completely burned.
Seventeen lost everything they owned. Yet not one defected or went back on his pledged word. Their honor, and the nation they sacrificed so much to create is still intact.
And, finally, there is the New Jersey Signer, Abraham Clark.
He gave two sons to the officer corps in the Revolutionary Army. They were captured and sent to that infamous British prison hulk afloat in New York Harbor known as the hell ship “Jersey,” where 11,000 American captives were to die. The younger Clarks were treated with a special brutality because of their father.
One was put in solitary and given no food. With the end almost in sight with the war almost won, no one could have blamed Abraham Clark for acceding to the British request when they offered him his sons’ lives if he would recant and come out for the King and Parliament. The utter despair in this man’s heart, the anguish in his very soul, must reach out to each and one of us down through 200 years with the answer: “No.”
The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence proved by their every deed that they made no idle boast when they composed the most magnificent curtain line in history. “And for the support of this Declaration with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.””
“”Sacred honor” isn’t a phrase we use much these days, but every American life is touched by the bounty of this, the Founders’ legacy. It is freedom, tested by blood, and watered with tears.”… Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr. (father of radio host)
There are at least 3 reasons why Rush Limbaugh will ask the question of the century:
1. It is a self evident truth. Rush will risk ridicule for a just cause.
2. Rush Limbaugh is the man of the hour. This question will define this century.
3. Rush Limbaugh’s father would have asked this question.
The question of Barack Obama’s eleigibilty has been debated, distorted by the Obama camp and generally ignored by the Mainstream Media. Public opinion has been shaped by a paid cadre of the Obama camp and ideologues of the far left supporters and far left MSM. These Orwellian efforts rival those of Nazi Germany and “1984″.
Orwellian control of Information
The question below, that I have listed as # 1 on the Internet Billboard, is the defining question about the eligibility of Barack Obama to be president as well as a watershed moment for the US Constitution. It is, I believe, the question of the century.
The question is why?
“1. Barack Obama has employed a legion of private and government attorneys to prevent revealing his country of birth. Innocent and eligible persons seeking the office of president do not do that.”
Rush, Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and others that share a love for and concern about this country. I know this is a highly controversial subject. The Obama camp is well oiled to control public perceptions and to attack those who question Obama on any front. However, I often remind myself of the hardships our ancestors endured to allow us to have the luxury of fighting this battle. As I sit here writing this with a sore throat, I think of the brave patriots enduring the intense cold of Valley Forge, out in the elements with rags on their feet. My minor discomfort in this safe and warm environment pales in comparison.
They pledged their lives , their fortunes and their sacred honor.
I will not give up until our honor is redeemed.
The Obama camp wants us to be afraid, to be divided and confused by controversial issues. The question above is not confusing. It is so simple that a fifth grader can understand it and quickly come to the obvious conclusion.
Barack Obama is hiding something big from the American people.