Family Research Council

Only One Life to Lose


By Tony Perkins
September 22, 2014

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Hello, I'm Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington.  "He died way too young."  It's a phrase we often hear after a tragedy.  Without a doubt, that sentiment would apply to one of America's overlooked founding fathers, Nathan Hale. Most people don't realize that Hale was a great hero who gave his life in the service of his country at the "tender" age of 21. Eager to serve, Hale agreed to spy on the British during the Battle of Long Island. During one of his missions, he was spotted and caught. The very next day, he was marched to his death by the British troops. Before they killed him, though, Hale gave an impassioned speech in support of the American cause. Like the true hero that he was, he said, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." America would be a much better place if we would take up the same mantra in supporting faith, family, and freedom today.

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