Jack’s Patriot of the Week

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The 4th of July is less than a week away and Americans across the nation are beginning to swell with patriotic pride. 

Its got us thinking about our favorite American Patriot and what a badass he was. For example, remember that time, before going onstage to give a speech, this patriot was shot in the chest?

Rather than cry about it and take the day off, this patriot examined the wound himself, decided it was not fatal and went ahead and gave his speech.

With a bullet in his chest, he then spoke onstage for a full 90 minutes. Only after finishing his speech did he allow himself to be taken to a hospital.

Teddy Roosevelt

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“Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.” – Teddy Roosevelt, October 14, 1912.

That’s the line he used to open his speech after getting shot. Hardcore? You bet your ass.

But our patriot’s outrageous exploits don’t end there…

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