Letter to the Editor: My thanks to Mr. Styer for his letter

I swore that oath. Here’s the real cost of this sacred document. My fifth great grandfather John Hart signed the Declaration of Independence. The elitist colonials allied to the British regime had everything to lose. They fought regime change. They did not play fair. John Hart’s wife was killed with a Holy Bible in her hand. They confiscated his farm, mill, the Babtist Church and school he built by manipulating British installed laws. He did not live a year. His thirteen children fled and lived in caves to keep from being killed.

 

Robert Rose, Portola, USAF special operator, 1966-1969