Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s December 6, 1775. I’m in London at the court of King George III.
RS: “Mr. Gillespie, you may see the king now.”
JG: “Your Majesty, in the spirit of Christmas, will you consider negotiating with the colonies?”
KG: “I will not negotiate with those Yankees! But, what I will do is crush those upstart rebels once and for all.”
King George refused the Olive Branch Petition and sent over 25,000 troops to the colonies to expand his tyrannical control over America. It would take another eight, long years of sacrifice to free America.
Read the full text of the Olive Branch Petition.
John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.