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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Today we celebrate treason against the crown to obtain our liberty. Remember that our country was born in treason. Happy Independence Day!

Most of the delegates to the Second Continental Congress were quite aware of this, and certainly understood that if they voted to separate from Great Britain, it could bring disaster down upon all their heads. To support Lee’s resolution was an outright act of treason against the Crown, and treason would not go unpunished.

It would take many years of sacrifice and suffering before independence would be realized. In fact, the suffering during the first months of fighting with the King’s troops would later be viewed as pleasant compared to what would later be unleashed upon the colonies.

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