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posted ago by IvermectinWorks ago by IvermectinWorks +964 / -1

The British captured five signers during the war. Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, and Arthur Middleton were captured at the Battle of Charleston in 1780. George Walton was wounded and captured at the Battle of Savannah. Richard Stockton of New Jersey never recovered from his incarceration at the hands of British Loyalists. He died in 1781.

Thomas McKean of Delaware wrote John Adams that he was "hunted like a fox by the enemy — compelled to remove my family five times in a few months …". Abraham Clark of New Jersey had two of his sons captured by the British during the war.

Eleven signers had their homes and property destroyed. Francis Lewis's New York home was razed and his wife taken prisoner. John Hart's farm and mills were destroyed when the British invaded New Jersey, and he died while fleeing capture. Carter Braxton and Nelson, both of Virginia, lent large sums of their personal fortunes to support the war effort but were never repaid.

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LAnderson 1 point ago +1 / -0

No, crossing the rubicon of violent resistance would be similar to signing the Declaration of Independence. Not getting the vaccine and getting fired is not going to change anything for anybody.

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IvermectinWorks [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

You and Sun Tzu wouldn't have gotten along very well.

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LAnderson 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sun Tzu wrote a book on war... The real kind of war where you killed your enemy, not the kind where you file for a religious exemption to a vaccine and post snarky memes online.

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IvermectinWorks [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

lol. No. In fact, he told you how to do everything you could to avoid war....

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LAnderson 1 point ago +1 / -0

“The supreme art of war is to subdue your enemy without fighting..”

Seems like our enemy has read art of war and we haven’t.