Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights

Happy 4th of July

July 04, 2024 Jeff Dowdle Episode 209
Live to Shoot - Defending our 2nd Amendment Rights
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Welcome to the Live To Shit podcast. Do you know what the name's George Ross, William Floyd, William Hooper, Arthur Middleton all have in common. Well, what if I add to it, John Adams? Samuel Adams. Benjamin Franklin. John Hancock. Thomas Jefferson. Yes. Those are signers of the Declaration of Independence. Most people don't know the 56 signers. They know the last few that I named, but they don't know Oliver Wolcott, James Wilson, George Walton, Matthew Thornton, George Taylor, Richard Stockton, Roger Sherman, Edward Rutledge Benjamin Rush. They don't know those names. But those, the other thing that those names all have in common, including the more famous ones, is they were the first felons in the United States. Yeah, there were some, because the United States was just being formed and they were creating, actually treason, but let's just say it was a felony, by putting their names on that Declaration of Independence. You know. Benjamin Franklin, he was 70 when he did it. South Carolina sent a couple of the younger delegates. Thomas Lynch was 26 as well as Edward Rutledge was 26. These men were lawyers, merchants farmers, land speculator, a scientist, that's what they have Benjamin Franklin listed past plantation owners I said farmers, ministers, lots of, there was a lot of clergy in there in one way or another. And they had families, you know, most of them all had, almost all had kids and some had substantial number of kids. Carter Braxton had 18 kids. William Ellery had 16 kids. John Hart, 13 kids. Roger Sherman, 15 kids. So, they had a lot to lose. In fact, of the 56 signers, 11 had their homes destroyed, 5 were hunted and captured, 17 served in the military, and 9 died during the war. So, they had a lot, a lot to give up. But, What was going on? You know, why, why did they do this? Well King George, this time was the globalist and one, you know, basically one world power and the source of government was becoming abusive and, and, and, and, and, and excessive very much, not, not Just similar from today they wrote out 27 abuses on the Declaration of Independence. And these abuses included there's a two tiered justice system. You know, he has made judges dependent on his will alone. Sound familiar? Weaponizing bureaucracy. He has erected a multitude of new offices and sent hither swarms of officers to harass other people and eat eat out their substance, imposing martial law he, to subject he, he wrote, they wrote to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our own, to our constitution targeting this political opposition. He was turning law enforcement and military against his own subjects. Do all of these sound very similar to things going on today? Well, today we're celebrating the 4th of July. We're celebrating the signing of. This Declaration of Independence and famously, you know, Ben Franklin said We must hang together, or most assuredly, we shall hang separately. They all knew what they were doing. They knew the risks they were taking. They knew what was at stake. And we owe a ton to those people. And we need to celebrate this day appropriately. We have barbecues and fireworks and that is all great. And like I said, I've told you before, 4th of July is one of my most favorite holidays. I just love the history around it and all this. But Regarding that day, John Adams wrote many letters to his wife, Abigail, and on that regarding the declaration, the signing of the declaration in that particular day, he said, I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion and God almighty. So he was, he was liking it to a religious holiday. Samuel Adams, when he signed it, he says, We have this day restored, the sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven, and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let his kingdom come. This, this was a significant event to them. This was a, a, a, a spiritually faithful event. And they, they knew What was at stake? Daniel Webster stated, Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6, 000 years may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy through the world. Yes, and that is why this is such an awesome day. I, I, I, thank you for listening. I I celebrate our country. Happy Fourth of July to our country. Celebrate it. Thank God for our country. Praise Him for what He has done. It is a true miracle. Prior to the United States, almost all the world's powers were ruled by a single person, a monarchy, or a dictator, or some kind of czar, or a king. Or something like that. Some non elected official. And we have turned that world upside down. And and we are we have made this world a better place. That is why people turn to us. They depend upon us. And we can't let that go. We cannot drift back to the ways that we were before the Declaration of Independence. So, celebrate the Fourth of July. Thank God for it, praise it, have a great time, and thank God for America. Have a great day.

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