They Signed for Us

Tomorrow, Americans celebrate our nation’s 237th birthday with  fireworks, family gatherings, picnics, and barbecues.  Sadly, far too few Americans know much, if anything, about the brave men who pledged “their lives, their fortune, and their sacred honor.”   Thankfully, Camp Constitution Press has reprinted “The Family Heritage Series” with an outstanding article entitled “They Signed For us.”  Copies are available on Amazon or as a free download on Camp Constitution’s Scribd page-see the links below.

Here is an excerpt:

WHEN JOHN ADAMS, stem New Englander,

stood before the Continental Congress to
argue for independence fr om England, he put into
words the thoughts that must have been in the
minds of many of the supporters of the Declara­
“Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish,”
thundered Adams, “I give my hand and my heart
to this vote .. .. You and I, indeed, may rue it. We
may not live to the time when this Declaration
shall be made good. We may die ; die colonists; die
slaves; die, it may be, ignominiously and on the
“Be it so, be it so.
“If it be the pleasure of Heaven that my country
shall require the poor offering of my life, the
victim shall be ready .. .. But while I do live, let
me have a country, or at least the hope of a
country, and that a free country …
“Sir, before God, 1 believe the hour is come. My
judgment approves this measure, and my whole
heart is in it. All that I have, and all that I am, and
family heriall that I hope, in this life, 1 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 forever. “

Camp Constitution wishes all a very Happy Independence Day, and may God grant us many more.