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Independence Now, And Independence Forever

June 30, 2011 by  

On June 7, 1776, the Continental Congress met at Philadelphia and received Richard Henry Lee’s resolution urging a declaration of independence from English rule. Five days later, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston were appointed to a committee to draft a declaration.

Committee members urged Jefferson to draft a document for the committee’s review; and 16 days later, the committee’s draft was read before Congress.

On July 1, 1776, Congress began debating and revising the document that it would adopt on July 4, 1776.*

As the debate began, Adams said: “Before God, I believe the hour has come. My judgement approves this measure, and my whole heart is in it. All that I have, and all that I am, and all that I hope in this life, I am now ready here to stake upon it. And I leave off as I began, that live or die, survive or perish, I am for the Declaration. It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment. Independence now, and Independence for ever!”

Like the other Founders, Adams understood what he was doing would be considered treason by the British Empire. But he was willing to risk his life and all he owned for the cause of freedom. Should we do any less?



Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letterâ„¢, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • Morduin00

    Very timely history lesson and one that should be paid attention to. If you haven’t read the Declaration of Independence lately, do so. The grievances levied against the British crown in 1776 are eerily similar to our grievances today.

    Vote the bums out in 2012!

  • newspooner

    Contrast the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to the United Nations documents. A world of difference! Get the US out of the UN, and get the UN out of the US. Otherwise, all liberty will be lot.

  • newspooner

    correction: “lost”

  • Jeffrey Waldrop

    When food is scarce, it is worth more than money. A wise and prudent person stores food before a need is evident . When starvation begins it is too late. Please take the food feedom tour and claim your samples. Just pay postage , it is well worth it.

  • Jeffrey Waldrop

    Please take the food freedom tour.

  • Jeffrey Waldrop


  • s c

    We who love freedom owe it to ourselves and our families to make freedom work. We believe in something other than ourselves.
    Those who have no use for freedom owe it to themselves to leave America, to live among those who share the same evil mentality.
    Freedom must be cherished and protected. America will always have foreign and domestic enemies. If you hate freedom, you hate yourself (and your kids and everyone in your family). Kindly do it in another country.
    God Bless America, and protect us against those non-leaders who are sworn to enslave us.


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