When this document was written it was far from certain the attempt would succeed. Over the next seven years patriots endured incredible hardships, with key leaders separated from their homes and families for years. Atrocities occurred on both sides, the will to win waned and rose.
What have you given us, Ben Franklin was asked. A Republic, if you can keep it, was the reply.
Perhaps we should be asking what have we done, what are we doing, what will we do with the gift we were given? 🤔