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Classic Declaration of Independence message from Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey
Harvey receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. Photo credit: Wikipedia.org

Most everyone has a special memory of Paul Harvey from his many years of providing wisdom and commentary on the radio. And his voice of authority narrates history like no other.

Harvey reached as many as 24 million people a week on the radio from the 1950s through the 1990s, according to Wikipedia. When he died in 2009, The New York Times obituary said:

“He railed against welfare cheats and defended the death penalty. He worried about the national debt, big government, bureaucrats who lacked common sense, permissive parents, leftist radicals and America succumbing to moral decay. He championed rugged individualism, love of God and country, and the fundamental decency of ordinary people.”

So who better to relay the story of the Declaration of Independence than Harvey.

The Founding Fathers, he said, were “prosperous men, wealthy landowners.” They had everything to lose, but fought for their country and their freedom.

Harvey summed up their story at the end of the video this way:

“They learned that liberty is so much more important than security that they pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. And they fulfilled their pledge. They paid the price and freedom was born.”

Watch the moving story told by Harvey here.

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