Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s July 4, 1776. I’m with an author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson.
JG: “Mr. Jefferson, to whom do you and the Continental Congress look for support for your declaration?”
TJ: “Mr. Gillespie, for the support of this declaration, we have a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence. We mutually pledge to each other our lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. God be with us.”
Our founding fathers had a profound faith that God would give them the strength and wisdom to bring freedom to America.
Read the full text of the Declaration of Independence.
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.