The Courage Of Our Founding Fathers

As we get set to celebrate another Independence Day here in the United States, we should rightfully pay tribute the obvious courage that had to be exhibited by our Founding Fathers 236 years ago. Many of these men had much to lose and only marginal personal benefits to gain by signing the Declaration of Independence. They were already part of the established social and economic order and for the most part were beneficiaries of the existing system. In fact, although we often hear about the select few who rose to historical prominence, most of the others suffered great personal hardship as a result of their decision.

Happy July 4th!

July 4 has always been one of my favorite times of the year.  It is a day rife with history and rightfully full of revelry.  As an American, I am proud of our nation’s unlikely beginning.  It would have been hard to produce a better storyline than how this country came into being.  The courage […]