July 4, 2014, Declaration of Independence, John Adams speech, Our Lives our Fortunes and our sacred Honor, Tryon Resolves

July 4, 2014, Declaration of Independence, John Adams speech, Our Lives our Fortunes and our sacred Honor, Tryon Resolves

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”…Declaration of Independence

“the painful necessity of having recourse to arms in defense of our National freedom and constitutional rights, against all invasions; and at the same time do solemnly engage to take up arms and risk our lives and our fortunes in maintaining the freedom of our country whenever the wisdom and counsel of the Continental Congress or our Provincial Convention shall declare it necessary; and this engagement we will continue in for the preservation of those rights and liberties which the principals of our Constitution and the laws of God, nature and nations have made it our duty to defend.” …Tryon Resolves, NC, August 14, 1775

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”…Thomas Paine

“John Adams speech before the Continental Congress on Freedom and the reading of The Declaration Of Independence”

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

My ancestor, John Wells signed the Tryon Resolves in August 1775. His house, begun during the revolution, is still standing.

The Tryon Resolves
“The unprecedented, barbarous and bloody actions committed by British troops on our American brethren near Boston, on 19th April and 20th of May last, together with the hostile operations and treacherous designs now carrying on, by the tools of ministerial vengeance, for the subjugation of all British America, suggest to us the painful necessity of having recourse to arms in defense of our National freedom and constitutional rights, against all invasions; and at the same time do solemnly engage to take up arms and risk our lives and our fortunes in maintaining the freedom of our country whenever the wisdom and counsel of the Continental Congress or our Provincial Convention shall declare it necessary; and this engagement we will continue in for the preservation of those rights and liberties which the principals of our Constitution and the laws of God, nature and nations have made it our duty to defend. We therefore, the subscribers, freeholders and inhabitants of Tryon County, do here by faithfully unite ourselves under the most solemn ties of religion, honor and love to our county, firmly to resist force by force, and hold sacred till a reconciliation shall take place between Great Britain and America on Constitutional principals, which we most ardently desire, and do firmly agree to hold all such persons as inimical to the liberties of America who shall refuse to sign this association.”


33 responses to “July 4, 2014, Declaration of Independence, John Adams speech, Our Lives our Fortunes and our sacred Honor, Tryon Resolves

  1. citizenwells

    God bless and sustain America.

  2. Happy 4th of July. Shall we celebrate, or mourn?

  3. citizenwells


  4. Today is a great time to remind family members that our constitution is our protection from the Federal governments overreach into our lives. I will spend time with my family and Grandkids explaining why what we have is so very important to preserve. Thank you CW for your time and effort to get things out in front of the mainstream media. And to all who contribute to this effort, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!…from a 20 year US Air Force vet! God bless our family, friends and our country which is need of a visionary!!


    Fine and still alive…but in need of a complete political transfusion….

  6. Yes! I still love her.


    Your roots run deep…..thanks for all you are doing to preserve freedom and liberty in our country….

    I’m sure your forefather, John Wells, would be very proud of you today….

    As an old soldier, I salute you on this special day !

    May God Bless and keep you safe from harm and the enemies of liberty, who are all around us in these troubled days we now face.

  8. citizenwells

    Thanks RMinNC.
    John Wells house & grave marker are just south of Kings Mtn.


    I know that area well…..I will look John Wells up the next time I’m in King’s Mountain….

    For those who do not know, King’s Mountain is the site of a great Revolutionary War battle….the English lost.

    Down with King George !

  10. citizenwells

    My dad grew up on York Rd near the SC border & near the battlefield.
    John owned a lot of land in the area that was passed down to the descendants.

  11. citizenwells

    John Wells house which was begun during the Revolution.


    What a wonderful and rich heritage you have !!!

    You should be proud of where you came from. Be sure and often tell your children of their background . .I too know York and that area of SC well….

    In fact, my second wife and I (first died in 2005, God rest her soul) were married in the old Lattie (sp) Plantation Home in the small town of York SC in 2007….a beautiful place with history seeping out of every timber in the building.

    I was 70 years old when I got married for the second time….Don’t let anyone tell you that life ends at 65 !!! Since then, my 2nd wife and I have travelled to Europe 4 times….and plan many more trips…..Age is only a number, and life doesn’t end when your beloved spouse dies….I am living proof of that fact.

    Meanwhile back at York SC…..Now an active Muslim training camp is located in the County of York…I wonder what our forefathers would have said about that !!!

    But I’m sure there are enough real Americas still left in York SC to handle any problems that may arise….

    It’s funny how the passing of time seems to change everything that is good in life.

  13. This is a bit off topic and without a doubt will shock a lot of people. My wife drove me up to Mickey Dee’s this morning. While I was awaiting my order I got into a conversation with a person who immigrated to the US from San Salvador. He also has relatives living in Guatamala. They told him that the conditions in that country are so bad that many parents have BUTCHERED AND EATEN at least ONE OF THEIR OWN CHILDREN…..while the BASTARDS who lead the country enjoy a life style fit for kings. Even if this is only a half truth it is sickening,and the people who lead the countries of Central America should be IMPRISONED. In addition given such circumstances it is not difficult to see why so many of these people are WALKING to America for a PERCEIVED sanctity which is CRUMBLING before our eyes. …..and so the LIFEBOAT is now taking on water. I personally feel a deep sympathy for these people,but when the lifeboat sinks,so goes those on board. This illegal immigration is comparable to what happened at the turn of the century,with respect to the MASS invasion of people from Europe. My own father,and his parents were among those people. In those days people came from England,Scotland,Ireland,France, Italy, Belgium, Germany Greece, Sweden,ETC.(literally everywhere on earth) because America was looked upon as a place where they could be FREE from the tyranny of their own governments.
    Now all we have left to offer them is slimey politicians whose mentality equates with that of a MORON,we have millions of people who practice perverted sex, we have youth gangs who rape ,murder,rob, and STINK like DEATH ITSELF, who are getting larger and larger in numbers,motorcycle gangs who murder people for FUN. we have a drug culture that is rapidly expanding (legally). We have more and more people who are turning away from God’s word. It is easy to see why the lifeboat is SINKING……and life preservers will help only for awhile. Worst of all we have a leader who is trying to make the country even worse than the places where all of the children have left.
    I find myself pulled in two directions at once,but if our country is to survive we cannot tolerate such an invasion a second time. They must be sent back to where they came from. At this point I have my doubts that even one of the kids will be returned to their homeland. The BLEEDING HEARTS DO GOODERS will see to it that every dollar of everyone’s money is spent on SAVING the INVADERS,and saying TO HELL WITH the CITIZENS. Just steal their liquid assetts,and turn it into cash and give it to the invaders. Exactly what Castro done in Cuba. All of this is happening to all Americans yet only a few have so far gotten off their complacent asses and tried to do something……but ALONE you can do very little. Soetoro is ramming his shi# down the throats of Americans and it appears that all Americans are doing is saying………. thank you!.

  14. ……….AND NOW IT IS ALMOST TOO LATE TO SAVE OURSELVES.It appears that Americans are going to wait until the lifeboat has already gone under before they suddenly jump to their feet and start SCREAMING at EACH OTHER “DO SOMETHING, SAVE US”…..please God save us. God helps he who HELPS HIMSELF.! Sadly it will already be TOO late to do anything except….PRAY!

  15. Oldsailor,
    I can’t even imagine eating a human being, much less my own offspring. Humanity has sunk to a new low… or perhaps not. I think such things happened in the Old Testament when judgement came upon Israel. I can understand your conflicting emotions about this immigration ordeal.

  16. “A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

  17. oldsailor82……

    good morning friend and fellow patriot in Indiana…..

    I too feel sorry for the young children who are now invading our country at the request of our president….but like you said…it must stop, and stop before America is also destroyed in the process of giving aid and comfort to the people of South America…..

    FREEDOM ISN’T FREE…..and if the people of South America are eating their new born children, it’s because they are unwilling to stand up and be counted …and it’s up to them to change their form of government…..America cannot be “all things to all people”……we can provide assistance for them to free themselves from those who are acting as dictators and tyrants in their country, but we cannot and will not accept them into this country in an illegal manner.

    There’s an old saying that goes, ‘You can take a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink” which applies here….we can provide assistance, but until the people of these impoverished countries of South America say, ENOUGH is ENOUGH and put some of their own “skin in the game”…..well nothing will change. it’s that simple.

    Until the people of these countries rises up “en mass” and are willing to make a blood donation, their fate is sealed by the actions of the tyrants who call themselves countrymen.

    The people of every nation who is now living under such conditions, should look to America and the history that we have accumulated in the short 238 years of our existence, and take a lesson from how we did it. With a lot of personal sacrifice and grief.

    Like you, I feel sorry for those children, but I loth their parents who are unwilling to “pay the price” required in blood for their freedom and liberty….

    Freedom isn’t Free, it requires a payment in blood, sweat, and tears.

    I cannot speak for these people, or for their nations, but as for myself, I would rather “die on my feet as a free man than to live on my knees as a slave”.

    Where are the Simon Jose Antonio da la Santisima Boliver’s of today?

  18. It is our young people who MUST pick up their RIFLES,and answer the call to arms, led by the OLDER people with experience. RMINNC has told about a MUSLIM training camp in York county. It would seem to me that those who live in close proximity, as well as EVERYBODY who live in the state would band together and go there and turn it into a swath of BARE land, and send the trainees on one way trip back to where they came from. If they shoot at you then you reward them with an extra anus, then ship them out.
    Meanwhile everybody is going to be setting fireworks off tonight,and I pray to God that NOBODY gets hurt in so doing. So many of our young people don’t even know the reasons behind the fireworks,and even some could care less, but when they lose a hand, an entire limb,or even their lives, there is always survivor who laments …..FOR WHAT?
    Lastly I offer my best to everyone here,and especially to CW. Your predecessors had a hand in originally shaping our country, and you too are doing everything you can to get the TRUTH OUT to all of us. It is however a double edge sword,…..it cuts both directions….meaning that we ALL are participants,and rightfully so. Getting the TRUTH out is in itself becoming a real task. These days it is masked by HALF TRUTHS,that are designed to appeal to, and otherwise mislead people having diminished levels of intelligence.

  19. It is well that, on this special day, we pause and read the words of some of our founding fathers who willingly provided the sweat, blood, and tears required to make this great nation called……The United States of America.

    “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor”
    George Washington

    “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other”
    John Adams

    “Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe”.
    James Madison

    “Is it not in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? – that it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundations of the Redeemer’s cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity?”
    John Quincy Adams

    “An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us…Sir, we are not weak if we make use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power….Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles with us…Is life so dear, or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?…Forbid it Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
    Patrick Henry

    Then Ben Franklin said this;
    “I’ve lived sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth; That God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise up without His aid? We’ve been assure in the sacred writings that unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who built it. I firmly believe this, and I also believe that without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel”


  20. Good words, RM.

  21. Such extraordinary men–so brave, so willing to sacrifice for future generations (for us).

    Thank you, CW for an extraordinary site on this special day in our history.

    Happy 4th and blessings to all here.

  22. bob strauss

  23. bob strauss

    Former Judge: We Have a “Tyrant” in the White House

    Former Judge Andrew Napolitano wrote an important “Independence Day” message: Barack H. Obama is a tyrant.

    As we celebrate this Fourth of July holiday weekend, remembering how our forefathers threw off the tyranny of a King in a far away capital, we should take note that we are once again living under the tyranny of a “king” in a far away capital.


  24. I pray that everyone is enjoying their respective Festivities on this IMPORTANT DAY. I wish each and every person here and everywhere a very safe and happy 4th of July.

    bye bye……..gonna sit on my deck and watch the fireworks later on.

  25. bob strauss

    What Obama Just Did Is Nothing Less Than Sabotage From Within
    How many more punches can America take?

    On August 8th, 1942, six German saboteurs were executed after infiltrating the United States with the intent to cause economic harm to the nation during a time of war. Two more received long prison terms instead of death because they betrayed the mission to the Americans. Yes, that is how we used to treat people who secretly committed acts of war against the United States on our soil. Subversion from within was considered the lowest form of warfare and dishonorable and treated as such.

    I’m not calling for anyone to be executed. However, I am calling on the American people to see what is going on right in front of our eyes. The Fifth Estate, or the media, has forsaken its historical duty to hold accountable those in our government who break our laws and attempt to reduce the power and security of this mighty nation. Those currently in power in our Federal government are not doing what is in the best interests of our country. On the contrary, the are actively subverting the enforcement of duly passed laws by Congress in order to incur political gains.

    Folks, this is treason. This is subversion. And it should be punished.

    Let’s take the current immigration problems we are experiencing. We all know the President and his party have wanted to legalize illegal immigrants in this country. They want them to become citizens because they feel they will vote Democratic and help keep their party in power.

    We have heard for some time how our Dear Leader has a pen and a phone and how he will act on his own to change the immigration laws of this country since he cannot get his agenda through Congress. Does anyone really believe that all of these children pouring towards the United States by the trainload are here just by coincidence? Does anyone think that the Border Patrol dropping them off in cities across the nation and then expecting them to appear in court years later is another coincidence? The simple truth is that this was all planned by this administration to get what they wanted. Now they have tens of thousands of more immigrant children who will grow up and expect (and will probably get) amnesty.

    This situation is harming the economic and physical well being of Americans. This administration is preventing by force medical personnel from speaking about the spread of disease among these new arrivals. We don’t even know who these people are, and we are dropping them off across America. What if they are terrorists? Can you think of a better way to get into the country than to just join a merry band of kids walking across the border? This is criminal, and this administration needs to be held accountable. The border is obviously not secure because this administration didn’t want it to be secure. What do we have a Department of Homeland Security for if they can’t stop this from happening? Is it just to feel up young girls and old women at airports?

    We are being destroyed from within. Just add this scandal to the long list of acts of corruption that has been the hallmark of this administration. The Manchurian President has struck again. How many more punches can America take?

    Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/obama-just-nothing-less-subversion-within/#SbEQCTzWy2RiETaW.99

  26. bob strauss


    RAW: Drudge Report Goes There; Joan Rivers Shock; Obama Gay, Michelle A Tranny


  27. bob strauss

    Attorney Taitz Takes On Radical Leftist Talk Show Host Over Obama’s Felony ID Fraud


  28. bob strauss

    Hawaii Office Of Information Practices Says Obama SSN Issued Out Of Connecticut Not Hawaii


  29. bob strauss

    VIDEO: “Why do we celebrate the Fourth of July?” Pretty easy question, right? Well, in the case of these people, WRONG! After watching this, you’ll be shaking your head with CONCERN and DISGUST.


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