Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day, Happy Secession Day.

The term "4th of July" has become something I grown to hate.

Sure it makes it easier for retailers to hawk their sale items and takes up less space on the marque but are we really doing a service a to our country by using this mindless term?

237 years the American Colonies seceded from England.  The Declaration of Independence was a the worlds largest middle finger to a tyrannical government since April 19th 1775 when the "Shot heard round the world" was fired in Lexington, MA.

For those of us who always say Happy Independence Day how many blank stares and people do you catch off guard?

I submit the works of Mark Dice.  Not just from one year but from 3 years ago, from 2 years ago, or just a few days ago.  Now if any of you has ever watched "Jay Walking" this probably doesn't come as a surprise.  Obviously he is posting all his highlights but it illustrates the point.

This year, when you hear 4th of July, remind that person of why we seceded, why we declared Independence.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

As you celebrate today and this long holiday weekend, ask yourself, how many of the injustices listed by our Founders in the Declaration of Independence are just as applicable today as they were 237 years ago?

When asked "Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”  Benjamin Franklin responded   “A Republic, if you can keep it.”  Over two centuries later, do we still have a Republic?

Mather Byles famously asked: "Which is better - to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away or by three thousand tyrants one mile away?"

On Independence Day ask yourself what exactly are you celebrating.  Remind others about why we should be celebrating.  Remember that the only legitimate purpose of government is to protect property and Rights.

More importantly make a pledge to fight for the things that made America great and come Monday, put you full efforts into returning America to a Constitutional Republic.

I urge all of you to reread the Declaration of Independence today and spend some time reflecting on it and the message it conveys.  The founders ended the Declaration with these words:

"we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."  It may not sound like much to some today, but when taken in the context that the Declaration of Independence was an act of treason, you can see the gravity of what they had done.

Honor their sacrifices today and always.

Happy Independence Day.... Happy Secession Day!

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