Independence Day: A Message About Fear

Here is how Brian Camenker subtitles his above-titled post: “Let’s be honest. Being called nasty names or boycotted, etc., is small potatoes in the context of things.”

Here’s an excerpt from the piece:

The Left is amoral and brutal. The building blocks of their brave new world are endless lies and deception. To keep that going, terror is their modus operandi. And homosexuals in particular, due to their trauma and anger lurking under the surface, can be quite vicious. Anyone who gets in their way can expect to be attacked and demonized in the various media that they dominate.

Looking at things in perspective

But let’s be honest. Being called nasty names or boycotted, etc. (which usually happens) is small potatoes in the context of things. The men who signed the Declaration of Independence back in 1776 would put us all to shame.

As Rush Limbaugh observed:

What kind of men were the 56 signers who adopted the Declaration of Independence and who, by their signing, committed an act of treasonagainst the crown?

… With only a few exceptions, such as Samuel Adams of Massachusetts, these were men of substantial property. All but two had families. The vast majority were men of education and standing in their communities. They had economic security as few men had in the 18th Century.

… Each had more to lose from revolution than he had to gain by it. John Hancock, one of the richest men in America, already had a price of 500 pounds on his head. He signed in enormous letters so that his Majesty could now read his name without glasses and could now double the reward. Ben Franklin wryly noted: “Indeed we must all hang together, otherwise we shall most assuredly hang separately.”

… These men knew what they risked. The penalty for treason was death by hanging. And remember, a great British fleet was already at anchor in New York Harbor. They were sober men … They were all conservatives, yet they rebelled.

They risked everything they had for a principle. And many of them eventually suffered enormously, including death. It makes us seem pretty pathetic in comparison. I think of this a lot when people talk to me about how “brave” I am for simply doing what we all ought to be doing.

Read the entire article at the MassResistance website.

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