Happy Fourth of July!
Today we celebrate what may be the most momentous event of the last millennia. Fifty-six men gathered in Philadelphia. What they did not only changed the course of a nation but changed the course of the world.
What did they do?
Simply put, they signed a document.
More to the point, they shook the political world to its core.
By signing the Declaration, they threw out tyranny. By signing, they rebuked oppression and declared liberty. By signing, they said God gave rights, not a fickle tyrant. If God gave us rights, no man could take them away.
By signing, they launched a Copernican revolution. Man did not belong to the state. Man did not live to serve the state. The state exists to serve man. The state exists for the benefit of man. The state exists to protect its citizens, not to exploit them for a ruling class.
By declaring life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were inalienable rights; the rulers of man were reduced to being the servants of the people.
By declaring freedom, tyranny was thrown down. By declaring independence, man’s better nature was allowed to achieve greatness and the depravity of man was cast out of the public square.
By declaring our emancipation, we declared that all men truly are created equal and no man has the right to be our master by virtue of birth or because of the arrogance of power and the narcissism of authority.
By declaring liberty, they had the audacity to believe they could and would change the world. Their hope was in God and not in men. Their hope was not in the power of government to force change on people but the power of people to change government from an oppressive master to a meek and humble servant.
This day we celebrate our freedom. This day we celebrate our liberty. This day we celebrate our independence. As our founding fathers had to fight to establish liberty, on this date we must fight to restore it.
Let us fight so that we will live up to the expectations of those who made our freedoms possible and not live down to those who would make government again our master and who would trade our freedoms for chains.
Today let us celebrate freedom!
Happy Independence Day from all of us here at Tea Party Nation.
Mr. President, It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
As I ate blue berry pancakes with my family and listened to patriot music on a cd sent
me by Disabled Veterans I pondered what this year will bring. It's my last year with two
beautiful grandsons. One just graduated, one becomes a senior. Both have sworn to
defend our country. Having served in JROTC they are becoming patriots before my eyes.
Then I read the words Judson has so eloquently penned and I am shaken by their
beauty and soul felt words.
We can imagine ourselves in that sweaty hot room in Philadelphia as our Founders
put their signatures to the papers of Eternal Freedoms. Many paid with their lives and
fortunes as the British hunted them down and killed them. Would we be up to the task
As I read thru responses yesterday, I believe the answer is a resounding YES! ! !
May God bless our nation and its peoples.
www.FreeAmericaAlliance.com - 3 "free" freedom chapters
Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle all to be equal, endowed by their Creator to earn and own Property. Any President, whose character is thus marked by acts of a Tyrant, is unfit to rule. We appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world for Divine Providence. We pledge life and fortune to Freedom.
Signed, Frank E. Landrey
thank you Nancy, great song for this very day.
God Bless America !
Love it! Thank you!
Happy fourth of July, everyone!