Say Their Names – Independence Day Edition

 Last year, a nation-wide campaign called “Say Their Names” was started to supposedly “honor Black lives taken by systemic racism and racial injustice.” Far from being a memorial to healing and unity, this is a Marxist effort to divide America, pour salt into old wounds, and demonize political opposition to communism. The fact that George Floyd, a career criminal and violent offender who overdosed on a lethal dose of fentanyl and meth in police custody while resisting arrest, is one of the names we’re supposed to “say,” is evidence of how insincere and preposterous the entire charade really is. 

This Independence Day, I wanted to put a twist on “Say Their Names.” Why don’t we say the names of people who risked their lives to create a free nation where all people could enjoy peace and prosperity? Instead of saying the names of people whose deaths are used as political chess pieces in a war against the foundational institutions of our Republic, why not say the name of those valiant men who put their necks on the line to build those same institutions – institutions which make America great? 

I present a more common-sense version of “Say Their Names.” This Independence Day, say the names of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. You likely haven’t heard their names in a very long while. Their names deserve to be spoken aloud. They deserve to be remembered, memorialized, and honored by all people who cherish Freedom. Gather your family together today and read or listen to the words these noble figures signed their names to. And then read their names, offering a silent prayer of thanksgiving to them for their sacrifices and to the God who inspired and assisted them to create the amazing nation we call home. 

You can read more information about these fifty-six men hereherehere, and here

John Adams of Massachusetts 

Samuel Adams of Massachusetts 

Josiah Bartlett of New Hampshire 

Carter Braxton of Virginia 

Charles Carroll of Maryland 

Samuel Chase of Maryland 

Abraham Clark of New Jersey 

George Clymer of Pennsylvania 

William Ellery of Rhode Island 

Wiilliam Floyd of New York 

Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania 

Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts 

Button Gwinnett of Georgia 

Lyman Hall of Georgia 

John Hancock of Massachusetts 

Benjamin Harrison of Virginia 

John Hart of New Jersey 

Joseph Hewes of North Carolina 

Thomas Heyward, Jr., of South Carolina 

William Hooper of North Carolina 

Stephen Hopkins of Rhode Island 

Francis Hopkinson of New Jersey 

Samuel Huntington of Connecticut 

Thomas Jefferson of Virginia 

Francis Lightfoot Lee of Virginia 

Richard Henry Lee of Virginia 

Francis Lewis of New York 

Philip Livingston of New York 

Thomas Lynch, Jr., of South Carolina 

Thomas McKean of Delaware 

Arthur Middleton of South Carolina 

Lewis Morris of New York 

Robert Morris of Pennsylvania 

John Morton of Pennsylvania 

Thomas Nelson, Jr., of Virginia 

William Paca of Maryland 

Robert Treat Paine of Maryland 

John Penn of North Carolina 

George Read of Delaware 

Caesar Rodney of Delaware 

George Ross of Pennsylvania 

Benjamin Rush of Pennsylvania 

Edward Rutledge of South Carolina 

Roger Sherman of Connecticut 

James Smith of Pennsylvania 

Richard Stockton of New Jersey 

Thomas Stone of Maryland 

George Taylor of Pennsylvania 

Matthew Thornton of New Hampshire 

George Walton of Georgia 

William Whipple of New Hampshire 

William Williams of Connecticut 

James Wilson of Pennsylvania 

John Witherspoon of New Jersey 

Oliver Wolcott of Connecticut 

George Wythe of Virginia 

Say Their Names and have a gorgeous Independence Day! 

Zack Strong, 

July 4, 2021  

One thought on “Say Their Names – Independence Day Edition

  1. Three of those went to my high school, of which I learned only recently. I did flunk out after 4 years, but it was still a great foundation. I also learned that this year, there is a terrible thing going on in the name of “equity,” that would destroy the tradition of Boston Latin. Incredibly sad.

    On Sun, Jul 4, 2021, 11:58 AM The American Citadel wrote:

    > zeev1776 posted: ” Last year, a nation-wide campaign called “Say Their > Names” was started to supposedly “honor Black lives taken by systemic > racism and racial injustice.” Far from being a memorial to healing and > unity, this is a Marxist effort to divide America, pour salt” >

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