• The 56

  • Liberty Lessons from Those Who Risked All to Sign the Declaration of Independence
  • By: Douglas MacKinnon
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Hear why the historical account of the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence and the story behind the Fourth of July are so critically important...before they and the Fourth of July are banned from American society.  

The urgent need to honor the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence came to Douglas MacKinnon, fittingly enough, on the Fourth of July.  

While doing research for a column meant to remind the American people of that date’s critical importance, he came across example after example of those from the left and the far left—be they in the mainstream media, activists, or anarchists—calling for not only the “canceling” of the Fourth of July, but the continued smearing, censorship, and canceling of our Founding Fathers.  

One overriding thought then filled his mind: “What if they are successful?”  

Those who believe such totalitarian censorship could never come to be in the United States of America need only review how quickly and brutally many on the left were able to create the “Woke Cancel Culture” to silence those they oppose today.  

Now they come for Thomas Jefferson, Richard Henry Lee, Benjamin Franklin, and others who courageously signed the Declaration of Independence.  

That document and those men created our history. History that should never be bent, twisted, censored, or banned to fit any ideological narrative. If it is good, let us praise it. If it is bad, let us condemn it and learn from it. But let us never twist, censor, or cancel it.  

And yet, more and more followers of the left want to do just that. As they control the media, academia, entertainment, science, and medicine...who is to stop them?  

Time is of the essence. We must find our voices. The 56 left the blueprint: liberty.

©2022 Douglas MacKinnon (P)2022 Recorded Books

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Must read for every U.S. citizen!

Just when I thought I couldn't love this country any more, this book comes along and touched my heart!

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Very Inspiring and good review of History.

I am definitely going to recommend to others then re-listen to it again. I especially liked the quotes recorded from each signer. it rings true to what we're seeing today.

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Amazing and awe inspiring look at Americas true founding as a nation.

Learning more about our nations Founding Fathers with the what and the why’s they gave so much to become an independent nation governed by the people makes me ashamed of what we have allowed this once great nation to become. Is it too late to make it right? Only if we the people stand by and do nothing to fight the great fight for liberty and justice. We have been warned if we give up our freedoms in the name “safety” we will be putting ourselves and loved ones in the chains of bondage of our own making.

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Must read for US Citizens

Learning history and the personal sacrifice of those before you brings a historical perspective to our modern day issues.

Thank Go LDS for theses wise men and thank them for what they personally sacrificed to offer US Citizens a chance to pursue p ace and happiness.

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Being a student of history I strongly recommend this book. Even being a history person It is good to learn about lesser known signer that you never heard about unless they may have come from your home state. The author gives a good back ground of comparing of today society with how the signers knew they could be giving their property and lives for freedom.

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Bravo!

An interesting way of bringing a familiar topic to us American History buffs with an unique style, approach and wit. I wanted more in the end!