Remembering that first Fourth of July 241 years ago

Fellowship of the Minds

Today, July 4, 2017, is the 241st anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence.

As the light of freedom dims in America, we should recall that first Fourth of July in 1776, when 56 men convened in a hot stuffy room in Philadelphia to deliberate on and sign the Declaration of Independence.

There are 3 parts to this post:

  1. An evocative narrative of that day in 1776.
  2. What happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration.
  3. The Declaration of Independence.

The Americans Who Risked Everything,” by Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr. (father of talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh, III):

It was a glorious morning. The sun was shining and the wind was from the southeast. Up especially early, a tall bony, redheaded young Virginian found time to buy a new thermometer, for which he paid three pounds, fifteen shillings. He also bought gloves for Martha, his wife, who…

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