This weekend kicks off our annual American celebration of Independence Day, the beginning of our nation’s liberation from our former oppressors from Britain (no grudge, we’ve moved on) on the date that the Declaration was signed, which happens to be July 4th.
John Adams recognized that a new nation, conceived in Liberty, deriving its power from the consent of the governed was a totally new concept that should be celebrated in perpetuity and protected vigilantly.
John Adams thought that celebration would be on July 2nd, but the final signatures didn’t occur for a few days. But the date matters not.
Imagine, We the People, telling the most powerful government in the world at that time that citizens should decide its own fate and to defy that government at the cost of imprisonment, impoverishment and death.
It was truly ground breaking and risky stuff. Many signers suffered extreme consequences.
And many thousands more have given the ultimate sacrifice over the last 235 years to ensure that this noble experiment, that man could govern himself, would not perish from this earth.
Which brings me to my point.
The leftists in this country want to dumb down Independence Day for this reason, to obscure its meaning by calling it THE FOURTH. Don’t call it the Fourth. It ain’t the Fourth. It’s INDEPENDENCE DAY.
To call it the Fourth makes it a holiday without meaning. Those who wish to shackle you once again are not well served by ideas like personal liberty or limited goverment.
The Democrats are the new Red Coats and King George looks benevolent when compared to Barack Obama.
So, if somebody wishes you a Happy Fourth, reply ‘NONSENSE!! IT’S INDEPENDENCE DAY, DAMMIT!!’
The left wants you to willingly submit to the tyranny of bondage once again through their creeping dictatorial policies and mandates, and they are employing the tactics that have been successfully used in their long time war against Christianity and the dillution of the meaning of Christmas, where the ‘acceptable’ and politically correct season’s greeting is “Seasons Greetings”, or the even more obscure ‘Happy Holidays’.
And using those tactics they want to take away the word ‘Independence’ from ‘Independence Day’.
We hold these truths to be self evident. That ALL men are created equal…. And I don’t care if it’s the Fourth, Fifth, Fifteenth or the Thirtyth. Don’t let them make this American Holy Day a calendarial milestone with no significance.
In spite of the marxist/secularists efforts, we don’t celebrate December 25th. We celebrate Christmas.
We also don’t celebrate the Fourth of July. We celebrate Independence Day.
And forever independent we will remain. If we fight back.