Since Saturday is Independence Day, I decided to share a few quotes from some of the Founding Fathers that are also my cousins!
|Abraham Clark - My 12th cousin 11 times removed.|
As to my Title, I know not yet whether it will be honourable or dishonourable, the issue of the War must Settle it. Perhaps our Congress will be Exalted on a high Gallows
|Joseph Hewes - My 11th cousin 10 times removed.|
|Thomas McKean - My 10th cousin 17 times removed.|
|Charles Carroll - My 10th cousin 8 times removed.|
|Roger Sherman - My 3rd cousin 9 times removed.|
These men recognized that they were part of something that was so much bigger than anything that had been attempted before. I love how Abraham Clark freely acknowledged that they didn't know if they would be successful or not, but that was not going to stop them. They knew that what they were doing was right and many saw the hand of the Lord throughout the formation of this independent nation. They also saw how these freedoms and rights could be taken from us. It is vital for us to educate ourselves on the candidates and remove them from office if necessary for limiting our freedoms. There is still so much we can learn from our Founding Fathers if we would take the time to study them.