oljames3 wrote:Many of us here swore a solemn oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same. There is no expiration date on that oath.TheFriscoKid wrote:Jason, no wife or children ? No other passions or hobbies ? Travel? Anything ?jason812 wrote:YesTheFriscoKid wrote:
Is everyone here a 'cold dead hands' advocate ?
Really - honestly willing to have a shoot out where the certain result is your death? Regardless of how many you'd take with you ?
The Terrible Fate of the Men Who Signed The Declaration of Independence
Now you know the true meaning of patriotismHere is the documented fate of what happened to signers of the 'Declaration of Independence':
The British caught five of the signers and tortured them as traitors before they died.
Nine of the 56 signers fought and died from wounds or hardships of the war.
Two of the signers lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army. Another had two sons captured.
Carter Braxton a signer from Virginia, was a wealthy planter and trader, but saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. Braxton sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
The British hounded Thomas McKeam to the point where he was forced to move his family almost constantly and keep them in hiding. McKeam was not paid for his services in the Congress. With his possessions taken, poverty was his reward for signing the 'Declaration of Independence'.
Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed, and his wife died within a few months of being jailed by the British.
John Hart had to flee into the forest and lived in caves for a year. When he returned, his wife had died and his 13 children (who fled for their lives) had vanished. Within a few weeks of returning, John Hart died.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of other signers including Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.